Tag: Nick Furlotte

Genetic variants linked to education level

In what is the largest-ever genome wide association study for social science, researchers found more than 70 genetic variants associated with educational attainment — the number of years individuals spent in school or university. Many of the variants found were also in genes or gene regions associated with ...

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Insight into why risk of genetic abnormalities increases with mother’s age

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and 23andMe have found possible clues to why older mothers face a higher risk for having babies born with conditions such as Down syndrome that are characterized by abnormal chromosome numbers. Published in the journal Nature ...

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A Conversation With 23andMe Researcher Nick Furlotte

This interview is part of an occasional series of profiles introducing you to the people behind 23andMe’s compelling research. Nick Furlotte, a Statistical Geneticist, previously worked on complex statistical problems in genetics.  Here at 23andMe, Nick applies those same skills to human genetics to more ...

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