GEIGHEI examines how Genes and the Environment (GxE) interact to generate inequalities in education and health over the life course. We test two novel hypotheses:
- Children born into advantaged environments are better able to reach their genetically conditioned education potential;
- A privileged environment protects against genetic susceptibility to risky health behaviour.
Both hypotheses propose a GxE interplay that influences the transition from early childhood to adulthood in periods that are critical to the generation of inequalities.
Investigating the genetic architecture of noncognitive skills using GWAS-by-subtraction
Abdel Abdellaoui, Andrew D. Grotzinger, Avshalom Caspi, Benjamin S. Williams, Benjamin W. Domingue, Colter Mitchell, Daniel W. Belsky, David L. Corcoran, Dorret I. Boomsma, Elliot M. Tucker-Drob, Elsje van Bergen, Eveline L. de Zeeuw, Hill F. Ip, Jasmin Wertz, Joseph A. Prinz, K. Paige Harden, Karen Sugden, Kathleen Mullan Harris, Louise Arseneault, Margherita Malanchini, Michel G. Nivard, Perline A. Demange, Pietro Biroli, Richie Poulton, Simon R. Cox, Terrie E. Moffitt, Travis T. Mallard | Journal Article
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General public: Our key intended audience is the general public, and our key message is that behaviour is not deterministically driven by genes (no genetic determinism) nor environments (no environmental determinism).