Robert Plomin

Now, polygenic scores are transforming clinical psychology and psychological research because DNA differences across the genome can be used to predict psychological traits for each and every one of us.
No doubt some of these findings and their interpretation will be controversial. People worry about change, and polygenic scores will bring some of the biggest changes ever, as the DNA revolution sweeps over psychology in waves of polygenic scores. Although we touched on some of the concerns about the applications and implications of this new frontier, I am excited about these changes because they are full of potential for good, and we can avoid the hazards if we are alert to them.

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