Your genes may play a part in whether or not you’ll enjoy career and financial success, researchers suggest.
But, these “success” genes aren’t necessarily your destiny. They may play only a small role in your life, and the study wasn’t designed to prove that certain genes determine your future, the researchers noted.
This new study, published June 1 in the journal Psychological Science, took that finding a step further.
“Getting a good education requires many of the same skills and abilities needed to get ahead in life more generally. So, we hypothesized that the same genetics that predicted success in schooling would predict success in life,” said study leader Daniel Belsky, who’s with the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C.
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