Could genes determine our academic performance?

Were you the class dux, class dunce, or somewhere in between?

Research shows that your results at school could have had a lot to do with your genetics.

Studies of identical and non-identical twins have let researchers determine how much of their abilities are inherited and how much is due to their environment.

So if genetics are so important, is our academic success already mapped out for us at birth?

To find out more, we were joined by Brian Byrne, Emeritus Professor of the School of Cognitive, Behavioural & Social Sciences at University of New England.

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