Genetic contributions to stability and change in intelligence from childhood to old age

@article{Deary2012GeneticCT,
  title={Genetic contributions to stability and change in intelligence from childhood to old age},
  author={Ian J. Deary and Jian Yang and Gail Davies and Sarah E Harris and Albert Tenesa and David C M Liewald and Michelle Luciano and Lorna M. Lopez and Alan J. Gow and Janie Corley and Paul Redmond and Helen C. Fox and Suzanne J. Rowe and Paul Haggarty and Geraldine McNeill and M. E. Goddard and David J. Porteous and Lawrence J. Whalley and John M. Starr and Peter M. Visscher},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2012},
  volume={482},
  pages={212-215}
}
Understanding the determinants of healthy mental ageing is a priority for society today. So far, we know that intelligence differences show high stability from childhood to old age and there are estimates of the genetic contribution to intelligence at different ages. However, attempts to discover whether genetic causes contribute to differences in cognitive ageing have been relatively uninformative. Here we provide an estimate of the genetic and environmental contributions to stability and… CONTINUE READING
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