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New biological realities in the genetics of education

The recent publication of a study of the genetics of educational attainment is once again raising questions and controversies about the potential use of biological information to inform education policy and practice. In the BioEduDataSci project, funded by the Leverhulme … Continue reading

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Genetics, big data science, and postgenomic education research

Ben Williamson A diagram visualizing the genetic variants associated with educational attainment. Image by Emily Willoughby. An international consortium of genetics researchers has established a link between genes and educational attainment from a study of over a million people. One … Continue reading

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Personalized precision education and intimate data analytics

Ben Williamson The word ‘precision’ has become a synonym for the application of data to the analysis and treatment of a wide range of phenomena. ‘Precision medicine’ describes the use of detailed patient information to individualize treatment and prevention based … Continue reading

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