This giant study of twins shows the impact of our genes on academic success

Seven year old twins Shahana (R) and Shahala (L)  walk to their school in Kodinji village in the southern Indian city of Kerala July 28, 2009.  Kodinji, with around 2,000 families, has at least 204 pairs of twins, according to survey by Twins and Kins Association (TAKA), a voluntary organisation. Picture taken July 28, 2009. REUTERS/Arko Datta (INDIA EDUCATION SOCIETY)

The genetic makeup of an individual may have a larger influence on academic success than previously thought. Image: REUTERS/Arko Datta

Kaili Rimfield
Postdoctoral Research Associate, King's College London
Margherita Malanchini
Postdoctoral fellow, University of Texas at Austin
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