Nature via nurture: How parents’ cognitive and non-cognitive skills influence their children’s education

New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London shows that parents’ genes linked to cognitive and non-cognitive skills both affect children’s educational outcomes. The research, published in Nature Communications, investigated educational records and genetic data on more than 40k children in the U.K. and The Netherlands, and found […]

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Changing the way gestational diabetes is diagnosed could reduce harm to mothers and babies

A Liggins Institute study of over 4,000 pregnant New Zealand women suggests the country can improve babies’ health and reduce medical risks for mothers by changing how gestational diabetes is diagnosed. The study assessed the value of lowering the blood-sugar threshold for diagnosis. The University of Auckland researchers tested the blood-sugar level currently used in […]

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