What is it about?

This study examined relationships between genetic markers for psychiatric risk and cognitive control functions in child development. We found a significant association between higher performance on executive cognitive tasks during childhood and genetic profiles with increased risk of mental health problems.

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Why is it important?

The complex relationships between genes and multidimensional cognitive functions need to be better understood scientifically

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This page is a summary of: Polygenic risk for psychiatric disorders correlates with executive function in typical development, Genes Brain & Behavior, May 2018, Wiley,
DOI: 10.1111/gbb.12480.
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