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Leveraging the Genome to Evaluate the Impact of the Social Environment

STS Lunch Seminar with Lauren Schmitz, La Follette School of Public Affairs

Event Details

Thursday, October 1, 2020
12:30-1:30 p.m.
The recent availability of molecular genetic data in large population-representative studies has made it possible to examine the interplay between whole-genome measures of genetic risk and the social environment in ways that were previously only possible in twin or family studies. Research on gene-environment (G x E) interactions—broadly defined as any situation where individual response to environmental risk differs by genotype....