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As Genetic Data Expand, Researchers Urge Caution in How Predictors of Learning and Education Outcomes Are Used

In a review published online in AERA Open, researchers from Stanford University and the University of Cambridge warn that—as the predictive power of genes tied to learning and educational outcomes increases and access to genetic data expands—researchers, educators, and policymakers must be cautious in how they use such data, interpret related findings, and, in the not-too-distant future, apply genetics-informed student interventions. Read the press release

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AERA President Amy Stuart Wells has announced prominent scholars Daniel Solorzano and Carla O’Connor as major speakers at the 2019 Annual Meeting. Read more

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