Faculty Fellow Richard Olson was recently named a University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences Professor of Distinction. A reception and lecture will be held on September 9th. For more information, please see the link below.
Faculty Fellow Jason Boardman was recently interviewed about his article on the genetics of educational outcomes. The researchers used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) to examine the relationship between genes and educational attainment. They found they were able to predict educational attainment within families based on a polygenic score, while controlling for environmental factors such as neighborhoods and parental education.
We'd like to invite you to join us in celebrating the start of the academic year, and to welcome new graduate students, by participating in our Annual IBG Orientation and Poster Day Event. As in past years, this will be an opportunity for IBGers to get together for an afternoon of stimulating conversation and to introduce our newest members to the breadth of research conducted at IBG.
Genes for Good, a social media project that allows individuals to learn about their own health, behaviors, ancestral history and DNA has officially launched on facebook. The project is a collaboration between the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado. Faculty fellow Scott Vrieze is the co-investigator from IBG on this exciting new project.