Many factors boost a child’s chance of success in school — like having wealthy parents who can afford tutors. But recent research has raised another possibility — one that is discomforting to many — the idea that scientists might someday be able to spot the genetic markers associated with academic performance. This story also appeared […]
Daisy Yuhas is a science journalist and editor based in Austin, Texas, whose curiosity has driven her to cover the Higgs boson particle, birds brought back from the brink of extinction and the myriad quirks of human behavior. Previously, she was a staff editor at Scientific American Mind, a bimonthly magazine that covered mental healthy, psychology, neurobiology and the workings of the brain. She has a bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College.