This Week in Nature

In this week's Nature, a multi-institute team of researchers presents the results of a genome-wide association study of almost 300,000 identifying genetic variations associated with the level of formal education completed by an individual. The work, which expanded on an earlier study of about 100,000 people by the same investigators, focused on individuals of European descent whose educational attainment was assessed at or above age 30.

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