Genome-wide association study of school grades identifies genetic overlap between language ability, psychopathology and creativity (Nature)

New GWAS research found genetic links between poor math ability and most psychiatric disorders. Links between strong language ability and schizophrenia and employment in creative professions were also found.

#Comment: They measure genetic predictors of only 30,982 individuals in "school performance" which is a strange metric awarded by a strange institution, and then ignore the complex web of influences and make bold claims. Pathways to eu-gene-ics?

"There are no genes 'for intelligence.' Mutations in thousands of genes indirectly and non-specifically affect intelligence." - From Innate: How the Wiring of Our Brains Shapes Who We Are, by Kevin Mitchell, Princeton University Press (2018).

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