Duke researchers Belsky and Moffitt examine genetics of socioeconomic success across 40 years

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Using biosocial data collected from 1,000 people over four decades, Daniel Belsky, Terrie Moffitt et al derived a 'polygenic score' that predicts economic outcomes and behavior across the life course. Their analyses suggest that psychological factors play a role in linking a person's genetic profile and life outcomes such as professional achievement, financial security, geographic mobility, and upward social mobility.

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Daniel Belsky (Duke)
Terrie E. Moffitt (Duke)

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"Genetic variations linked with social, economic success" - Science Daily. 6/6/2016.

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