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The full conference began yesterday. In the midst of listening to all the papers I can’t post anything much, but will keep live tweeting some of the presentations.

As ever, the best thing is meeting participants and finding out first hand about their work, stuff which will be published a year from now. Great fun watching people exchange data analyses by showing principal components results on their phones, and making arrangements to swop data sets. Also very entertaining to see the mix of ages, and to see Tom Bouchard talking to James Lee about the progress of our understanding of the genetics of intelligence, from what I will call the “twin age” to the genomic age.

Fabulous to see the youngest delegates attending and meeting the very researchers whose publications several decades ago inspired those student to enter the field. I saw first hand a few “your book changed my life” testimonial statements.

More to come.

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  1. dearieme says:

    Bad luck, doc. You missed the most wonderful World Cup final at Lord’s, and on terrestrial telly too.

    I won’t tell you the result just in case you want to catch up with it later.

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  2. @dearieme

    For every one who witnesses history, there are a hundred others who have somewhere to get to, and sail calmly on.

  3. Factorize says:

    Is there any hushed talk about an upcoming GWAS in IQ/EA? It has been 2 years since we first heard of the 1 million person EA GWAS. Another million or two could unlock human cognitive ability. Everyone with a
    slight understanding of psychometrics should be more than slightly concerned with the IQ enhanced world that is approaching. Ignoring this reality will not magically stop it from occurring.

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  4. @Factorize

    Will report on those discussions shortly.

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