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Schools could someday test a student's DNA to predict their success

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:18
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Our DNA encodes a complex biological blueprint for our lives.

Every toenail, artery, and brain cell we grow is meticulously planned and executed through our DNA's unfathomably complex genetic instructions.

Recent genetics research has focused on how DNA may affect a person's education, a field known as 'educational genomics'.

Dr Darya Gaysina, a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, explores the controversial concept of educational genomics in an article for The Conversation, and uncovers how it may direct children's schooling in future.


Every toenail, artery, and brain cell we grow is meticulously planned and executed through our DNA's unfathomably complex genetic instructions. Now researchers believe that it could also determine how well people do in school

He spoke about the benefits of learning poetry by heart – a method many see as archaic and outdated.Salman Rushdie recently caused controversy by bemoaning the lack of 'rote learning' in schools.

Despite the criticisms of Rushdie's comments, the debate around the effectiveness of different learning strategies in modern education is as active as ever – with many recognising that each pupil prefers a different style and technique.

This can make it hard for teachers to gear classes up for each individual's preferred style of learning.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3977840/Forget-entrance-exams-Schools-someday-test-student-s-DNA-predict-success.html#ixzz4RKTo4oFB

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