We have a PhD studentship available to start October 2017 as part of our EMBERS project, funded through the Medical Research Council (MRC) GW4 BioMed Doctoral Training Partnership (deadline 9.30am 8th June 2017): Tracking dynamic genetic and environmental influences on mood in young adults through social media analysis A fascinating finding from human genetics is that for many […]
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I was asked to give a fifteen-minute talk on Computational Behavioural Genetics at Europe’s first Computational Social Science conference at the University of Warwick last year. It was recorded for Warwick’s Big Data MOOC, and the organisers, Suzy Moat and Tobias Preis, have kindly allowed us to re-post it here. Thanks, guys!
Genetic and environmental influences are dynamic. Our spACE project has shown how the importance of genes and environments can vary depending on where we grow up, and our longitudinal analyses have shown that for several traits heritability tends to increase with age. We wanted to take this a step further by exploring what happens to genetic and environmental influences when we experimentally change the environmental context through an intervention. (more…)
The rapid evolution of genotyping and sequencing technologies means that genetic variation data are becoming readily available in the large populations necessary for research into the aetiology of complex traits and disorders. Now, rather than being limited by genotyping, we are starting to be restricted by the availability of phenotypic and environmental information. To understand the dynamics of genetic influences across development and in different contexts, we must develop new approaches that will complement traditional questionnaires and clinical data to give us affordable, repeatable and detailed assessments on a scale to match our vast repositories of genetic data.
In this three-minute video, I talk about our Twins Wellbeing Intervention Study, TWIST. There’s more about TWIST, as well as my answers to the questions I raise here, as part of the University of Warwick’s What Makes Us Happy series.
We live in the age of the genome. Hardly a week goes by without a story about how genes influence our health or behaviour. There has been recent excitement around new advances in the genetics of schizophrenia, and genetic overlap between reading and maths. In the UK, the government is also pushing forward plans to […]