Study of 300,486 individuals identifies 148 independent genetic loci influencing general cognitive function.

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Nat Commun 9 (1) 2098 [2018-05-29; online 2018-05-29]

General cognitive function is a prominent and relatively stable human trait that is associated with many important life outcomes. We combine cognitive and genetic data from the CHARGE and COGENT consortia, and UK Biobank (total N = 300,486; age 16-102) and find 148 genome-wide significant independent loci (P < 5 × 10

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DOI 10.1038/s41467-018-04362-x

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