Forget entrance exams: Schools could someday test a student’s DNA to predict their success

Daily Mail | November 28, 2016

By Darya Gaysina

Our DNA encodes a complex biological blueprint for our lives.

Every toenail, artery, and brain cell we grow is meticulously planned and executed through our DNA’s unfathomably complex genetic instructions.

Recent genetics research has focused on how DNA may affect a person’s education, a field known as ‘educational genomics’.

Dr Darya Gaysina, a lecturer in Psychology at the University of Sussex, explores the controversial concept of educational genomics in an article for The Conversation, and uncovers how it may direct children’s schooling in future.