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  • D Benjamin (Participant)
  • D Cesarini (Participant)
  • PD Koellinger (Participant)

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This workshop is intended as a continuation of the Workshop to Explore the Formation of a Social Science Genetic Association Consortium we held in Boston in February. In February, we launched a meta-analysis of educational attainment which is now well underway, and we discussed the promises and pitfalls of doing research at the intersection of molecular genetics and the social sciences. The slides from the talks are available here: http://www.arts.cornell.edu/econ/social-science-consortium-workshop/ This workshop is intended to be a platform for interested parties to meet and exchange ideas about cooperation in pooling data to have adequate statistical power for genetic analysis of social science traits. There are several specific goals: 1. To update current and potential future consortium members about progress of the consortium's efforts to date, in particular the results of the educational attainment effort. 2. To determine the priorities for: how to proceed with further analysis of educational attainment; and which phenotypes should be the next focus (after educational attainment) of a consortium-wide GWAS, from among the phenotypes that are broadly measured across datasets. 3. To explore the extent to which we can coordinate new, harmonized phenotyping among the consortium members over the medium term. 4. To discuss appropriate methodologies for the analysis of genome-wide data in social sciences (e.g., estimating gene-environment interactions).
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