Past Event

Daniel W. Belsky - GWAS Discoveries for Educational Attainment: What Do They Mean?

September 16, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (Rm. 10-405A&B), Presbyterian Hospital Building, 622 West 168th Street, New York

Event Description:

New discoveries from genome-wide association studies are extending beyond biomedical phenotypes to aspects of social behavior and socioeconomic attainment. To translate these discoveries to benefit society, research is needed to understand how DNA comes to be associated with these outside-the-skin social processes and outcomes. This talk will share research into genetic discoveries from GWAS of educational attainment using polygenic scores to investigate pathways of genetic associations within and across generations.

Event Speaker:

Daniel W. Belsky is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Robert N. Butler Columbia Aging Center at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Event Information:

This event is a part of the Seminar on Ethical, Legal and Social Implications of Genetics as hosted by the Center for Research on Ethical/Legal/Social Implications of Psychiatric, Neurologic & Behavioral Genetics at the Columbia University Medical Center. 

Please contact Paul S. Appelbaum at 646-774-8630 or [email protected] for more information or visit the event webpage