Should You Blame Genes For Your Grades?

Can you blame your genes if you get bad grades? Crystal Dilworth joins DNews to reveal the shocking truth! Follow Crystal on Twitter: Read More: Why Is Education Achievement Heritable? “New research, led by King’s College London finds that the high heritability of exam grades reflects many genetically influenced traits such as personality, behaviour problems, and self-efficacy and not just intelligence.” Why is educational achievement heritable? “The study, published today in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), looked at 13,306 twins at age 16 who were part of the Medical Research Council (MRC) funded UK Twins Early Development Study (TEDS).” The high heritability of educational achievement reflects many genetically influenced traits, not just intelligence “Differences among children in educational achievement are highly heritable from the early school years until the end of compulsory education at age 16, when UK students are assessed nationwide with standard achievement tests [General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)].” Watch More: What Pain Does To Your Brain Why Do Nerds Wear Glasses? ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube Subscribe now! DNews on Twitter Trace Dominguez on Twitter Tara Long on Twitter DNews on Facebook DNews on Google+ Discovery News Download the TestTube App:


thibault jutu: How can we have different genes, we are descendants from Adam and Eve so can someone explain this whole genes idk what

Siranat usawasutsakorn: Both shares factor, but we must look carefully to find if one is more than the other.

IllFindYou ForFun: if im lazy i get poor grades, if I work hard I get As... thats been true for engineering college anyways.

GaLoS: It's not a matter of opinion, it's a fact. Intelligence is genetic.

HardikG121: Wow, this makes me want to kill myself

Christopher Adams: Genetics has nothing to do with intelligence. If you study and read and research on your own, then DNA doesn't matter. 2+2 is 4 and 5+5 is 10 and 4500×3÷1.567....I don't know since cleaning offices for $28.50 an hour doesn't require algebra.

Pastor Jeffrey Dahmer: No implications but does anyone think that the intellectually inferior should be euthanized? Do they deserve to live? Do they have a purpose?

savvageorge: I think nurture is more important than nature. That's why I'm currently training my pet chimpanzee to become an airline pilot.

FoxyMoron: If genetics does play a BIG role in intelligence, then natural selection would already eliminate the lower intelligence few generations ago.

Random Person: She had to quality everything about this video by saying "nature does not dictate how far we can go." Really? So essentially she's saying a kid born with an IQ of 60 can win a nobel prize in physics? Good luck with that. Nature does dictate how far one can go. What it doesn't dictate how far you to do. As a society we need to get out of using this tired cliché by telling kids they can be anything they want to be. Some of them just can't, for a lot of them being a very good plumber is probably their best chance at success. And even then you're assuming they're smart enough to put pipes together or smart enough to run a business.

waleed bam: intelligence comes from your ass.

Haku Sansaku: So one could say. Genetics determine if you can easily score a B in an exam. With little effort you get an A+.
But they also determine wheter you can only get a D without effor, and with effort you can score a C+.
The interesting thing is, how will this change our view of education?

The first conclusion would be, that only a small fraction of the population is able to
suceed in education with reasonable effort. No amount of tutoring etc. can change this fact. One other less gifted part can suceed but with an incredible amount of effort.
The last part does not have any means to suceed in education, no amount of effort can change this.

So we should just do tests on genetics and this determines the whole life of a person.
If you're lucky with good genetics society will welcome you, and
invest in you in every way possible.
If not you have bad luck, you will have to life as an outcast for the rest of your life. No one will give a damn about you.

Like in Sparta. The argument that one can get ahead with better education is then for most of the people a wrong assumption. Because genes pretty much determine if you can suceed in education.
This will of course shatter the american dream, "if you work hard you can make it!".
It will be more like "you can work as hard as you like, without geneticts, you'll never make it!!"

So we're back to middle ages. Your destiny in our society is then pretty much determined by your parents and their relative genetic advantage. The dumb will die the smart survive.

Oh Sehun: If intelligence were hereditary, then I should be a genius at math. My dad got a perfect math act and sat score,top of his math class, and is an engineer...but I'm not a genius at math, I mean my average grade in math is A/B, but I'm not as good in math as he is :(

catherine birch: My parents always moaned at me for my lousy marks in school, but it was all their fault for giving me bad genes. I was screwed from the moment of conception!

blackstreet23: Make a video to tell me how to get better grades !

Scarlet Stark: Nature > Nurture Why? Because between different species genetics play a larger role in intelligence.

Gontsez geass: thanks for the upload .... was very helpful for my project ..keep it up guys

Gontsez geass: nature obviously

Wayne Evans: its both

Hugh Cipher: I think the fact that epigenetic studies prove ones environment can change the way genes are expressed undermines any study that states a persons educational achievements are purely gene based. Also there are studies that show that the older sibling is usually smarter (or shall we say simply does better in school) than his/her younger siblings. You truly cant control for how a child is treated in his/her home. Lets say one twinn is more out going or hyper than the other-this would effect how the twin ingages in educational activities. Something such as the environmental effects on a persons psyche shouldn't even be questioned at this point & iq being an aspect of ones cognitive ability which in its self is an aspect of ones psychological/mental make up is as subject to environment as anyother behavioral traits. There may be aspects in ones genetic makeup that lend to higher learning ability but the way genes are expressed are a result of environment. Its arrogant for any researcher to feel they've successfully controlled for home,school,neighborhood environments & the affects of peer interaction.

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