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GWAS of 126,559 Individuals Identifies Genetic Variants Associated with Educational Attainment
Published in
Science, May 2013
DOI 10.1126/science.1235488
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C. A. Rietveld, S. E. Medland, J. Derringer, J. Yang, T. Esko, N. W. Martin, H.-J. Westra, K. Shakhbazov, A. Abdellaoui, A. Agrawal, E. Albrecht, B. Z. Alizadeh, N. Amin, J. Barnard, S. E. Baumeister, K. S. Benke, L. F. Bielak, J. A. Boatman, P. A. Boyle, G. Davies, C. de Leeuw, N. Eklund, D. S. Evans, R. Ferhmann, K. Fischer, C. Gieger, H. K. Gjessing, S. Hagg, J. R. Harris, C. Hayward, C. Holzapfel, C. A. Ibrahim-Verbaas, E. Ingelsson, B. Jacobsson, P. K. Joshi, A. Jugessur, M. Kaakinen, S. Kanoni, J. Karjalainen, I. Kolcic, K. Kristiansson, Z. Kutalik, J. Lahti, S. H. Lee, P. Lin, P. A. Lind, Y. Liu, K. Lohman, M. Loitfelder, G. McMahon, P. M. Vidal, O. Meirelles, L. Milani, R. Myhre, M.-L. Nuotio, C. J. Oldmeadow, K. E. Petrovic, W. J. Peyrot, O. Polasek, L. Quaye, E. Reinmaa, J. P. Rice, T. S. Rizzi, H. Schmidt, R. Schmidt, A. V. Smith, J. A. Smith, T. Tanaka, A. Terracciano, M. J. H. M. van der Loos, V. Vitart, H. Volzke, J. Wellmann, L. Yu, W. Zhao, J. Allik, J. R. Attia, S. Bandinelli, F. Bastardot, J. Beauchamp, D. A. Bennett, K. Berger, L. J. Bierut, D. I. Boomsma, U. Bultmann, H. Campbell, C. F. Chabris, L. Cherkas, M. K. Chung, F. Cucca, M. de Andrade, P. L. De Jager, J.-E. De Neve, I. J. Deary, G. V. Dedoussis, P. Deloukas, M. Dimitriou, G. Eiriksdottir, M. F. Elderson, J. G. Eriksson, D. M. Evans, J. D. Faul, L. Ferrucci, M. E. Garcia, H. Gronberg, V. Guthnason, P. Hall, J. M. Harris, T. B. Harris, N. D. Hastie, A. C. Heath, D. G. Hernandez, W. Hoffmann, A. Hofman, R. Holle, E. G. Holliday, J.-J. Hottenga, W. G. Iacono, T. Illig, M.-R. Jarvelin, M. Kahonen, J. Kaprio, R. M. Kirkpatrick, M. Kowgier, A. Latvala, L. J. Launer, D. A. Lawlor, T. Lehtimaki, J. Li, P. Lichtenstein, P. Lichtner, D. C. Liewald, P. A. Madden, P. K. E. Magnusson, T. E. Makinen, M. Masala, M. McGue, A. Metspalu, A. Mielck, M. B. Miller, G. W. Montgomery, S. Mukherjee, D. R. Nyholt, B. A. Oostra, L. J. Palmer, A. Palotie, B. W. J. H. Penninx, M. Perola, P. A. Peyser, M. Preisig, K. Raikkonen, O. T. Raitakari, A. Realo, S. M. Ring, S. Ripatti, F. Rivadeneira, I. Rudan, A. Rustichini, V. Salomaa, A.-P. Sarin, D. Schlessinger, R. J. Scott, H. Snieder, B. St Pourcain, J. M. Starr, J. H. Sul, I. Surakka, R. Svento, A. Teumer, H. Tiemeier, F. J. A. van Rooij, D. R. Van Wagoner, E. Vartiainen, J. Viikari, P. Vollenweider, J. M. Vonk, G. Waeber, D. R. Weir, H.- E. Wichmann, E. Widen, G. Willemsen, J. F. Wilson, A. F. Wright, D. Conley, G. Davey-Smith, L. Franke, P. J. F. Groenen, A. Hofman, M. Johannesson, S. L. R. Kardia, R. F. Krueger, D. Laibson, N. G. Martin, M. N. Meyer, D. Posthuma, A. R. Thurik, N. J. Timpson, A. G. Uitterlinden, C. M. van Duijn, P. M. Visscher, D. J. Benjamin, D. Cesarini, P. D. Koellinger


A genome-wide association study (GWAS) of educational attainment was conducted in a discovery sample of 101,069 individuals and a replication sample of 25,490. Three independent single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are genome-wide significant (rs9320913, rs11584700, rs4851266), and all three replicate. Estimated effects sizes are small (coefficient of determination R(2) ≈ 0.02%), approximately 1 month of schooling per allele. A linear polygenic score from all measured SNPs accounts for ≈2% of the variance in both educational attainment and cognitive function. Genes in the region of the loci have previously been associated with health, cognitive, and central nervous system phenotypes, and bioinformatics analyses suggest the involvement of the anterior caudate nucleus. These findings provide promising candidate SNPs for follow-up work, and our effect size estimates can anchor power analyses in social-science genetics.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 17 3%
Canada 6 1%
Netherlands 5 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Finland 3 <1%
Japan 3 <1%
Austria 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
France 2 <1%
Other 10 2%
Unknown 524 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 130 22%
Researcher 127 22%
Student > Master 57 10%
Professor 50 9%
Unspecified 40 7%
Other 175 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 172 30%
Unspecified 79 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 67 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 60 10%
Psychology 60 10%
Other 141 24%

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