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Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way

April 23, 2015

Kids who avoid doing homework and don't care about getting A's may have inherited their indifference toward school from their parents, new research suggests. As much as half of a child's motivation to learn -- or lack of motivation -- may be driven by a genetic predisposition, according to an analysis involving more than 13,000 identical twins in six countries. However, the study team cautioned that enjoyment of learning is a complex dynamic that isn't easily boiled down to any single gene. Rather, it stems from an ongoing interaction between the child's genetic makeup and environment. To read more,click here

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