Mary Wakefield Mary Wakefield

Revealed: how exam results owe more to genes than teaching

New research by Professor Robert Plomin shows genes are more important than we like to think

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How pleasant it is to live in the 21st century, enlightened, no longer scared of science. We can marvel at the diversity of life with David Attenborough; face the vastness of the cosmos with Brian Cox. These days we talk of colliders and particles as casually as we shop for milk.

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