Educational Attainment: A Genome Wide Association Study in 9538 Australians

@inproceedings{Martin2011EducationalAA,
  title={Educational Attainment: A Genome Wide Association Study in 9538 Australians},
  author={Nicolas W. Martin and Sarah E. Medland and Karin J H Verweij and Sang Hong Lee and Dale R. Nyholt and Pamela A. F. Madden and A Christopher Heath and Grant W. Montgomery and Margaret J. Wright and Nicholas G. Martin},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2011}
}
BACKGROUND Correlations between Educational Attainment (EA) and measures of cognitive performance are as high as 0.8. This makes EA an attractive alternative phenotype for studies wishing to map genes affecting cognition due to the ease of collecting EA data compared to other cognitive phenotypes such as IQ. METHODOLOGY In an Australian family sample of 9538 individuals we performed a genome-wide association scan (GWAS) using the imputed genotypes of ∼2.4 million single nucleotide… CONTINUE READING
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