Inaugural Lecture: The Nature of Nurture
Professor Augustine Kong
Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 4pm to 5pm
Using logical reasoning, mathematical modelling, and empirical data, we demonstrate that there is a genetic component to nurture. Recognising this effect will not only affect how we think about the question of Nature versus Nurture, there are implications for many areas of quantitative genetics. Topics touched on include the interpretation of GWAS results, parent-of-origin effects, pleiotropy, nurture from siblings, heritability, and selection and evolution.