Is there a genetic component to reproductive outcomes?

Is there a genetic component to reproductive outcomes?

The Sociogenome Project is a comprehensive study which brings together sociologists and molecular scientists to examine whether there is a genetic component to reproductive outcomes, including the age at which we have our first child, and the total number of children we have during the course of our life.

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Melinda Mills is the  Nuffield Professor of Sociology and Principal Investigator of the Sociogenome Project (www.sociogenome.com) and the ESRC National Centre for Research Methods SOCGEN project (www.ncrm.ac.uk/research/SoCGEN/) focussed on combining social science and molecular genetic research to examine inequality and the life course.

This animation is part of the Social Sciences: Bright Ideas series.

 
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