Nature Genetics Article published October 31 2016
Barban, N……M.C.Mills (2016). Genome-wide analysis identifies 12 loci influencing human reproductive behavior, Nature Genetics, doi: 10.1038/ng.3698
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This article was covered internationally with around 70 news articles and a variety of scientific blogs. Refer to the Nature Genetics Metrics summary for this article.
A selection of english-language international coverage:
DNA may play a role in when you choose to have kids, CBS News (USA), 1 November 2016.
Our genes influence when and how many children we have, International Business Times, 31 October 2016.
DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions, Foreign Affairs, 2 November 2016.
When we have kids, and how many, may be partly genetic, Fox News (USA), 2 November 2016.
How Many Kids You’ll Have (and When) May Be Written in Your DNA, Yahoo! (USA), 31 October 2016.
DNA May Influence Your Reproductive Decisions, USNews (USA), 1 November 2016.
The genes that decide what age a woman gives birth: Variations ensure a woman remains fertile for longer, Daily Mail, 01 November 2016
The article was covered in various US newspapers, including: Arizona Daily Star, St. Louis Post, Billings Gazette, Wisconsin State Journal, Northwest Indiana Times, Winona Daily News, Lincoln Journal Star and Philly.com.
Believe it or not: Timing of your first child may be coded in DNA, India Times (India), 3 November 2016.
Timing of your first child may be coded in DNA, The New India Express (India), 2 November 2016.
Timing of your first child may be coded in DNA, New Kerala (India), 2 November 2016.
DNA influences the age at which people have their first child and the number of children, MedIndia (India), 1 November 2016.
DNA has the code of your reproductivity, The Asian Age, 3 November 2016.
DNA may influence when you have kids, and how many, study says, The Daily Telegraph (Australia) and the Herald Sun (Australia), 31 October 2016.
Selected other foreign language international coverage:
Gene beeinflussen Zeitpunkt des Kinderkriegens, Scinexx.de (Germany), 02 November 2016.
L’età giusta per diventare genitori? E’ scritta nel Dna, OK (Italy), 02 November 2016.
Swedish Radio: Dina gener kan påverka hur många barn du får, Vetenskapsradion, SverigRadio, 1 November 2016.
Generna påverkar när vi får första barnen – och hur många det blir, forskning.se (Sweden), 31 October 2016.
‘Hoeveel kinderen jij krijgt, wordt ook bepaald door je DNA’, RTL Nieuws (Netherlands), 01 November 2016.
Other media coverage
Tropf, F. C., Mills, M., Barban, N., Stulp, G., and H. Snieder (2015) Human fertility, molecular genetics and natural selection in modern societies, PLOS ONE, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0126821
Women starting families later despite genetic drive – study The Guardian, 04/06/2015, p.13, Ian Sample
Feminism overrides early-birth gene The Times, 04/06/2015, p.23, Oliver Moody
Mother’s genes play key role in decision to start a family The Independent, 04/06/2015, p.8, Steve Connor
Feeling broody? It’s could all be down to the genes i (The paper for today), 04/06/2015, p.11, Steve Connor
Stulp, G., L. Barrett, F. Tropf & M. Mills (2015). Does natural selection favour taller stature among the tallest people on earth?, Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 282 (1806). DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.0211.
Natural selection may help account for Dutch height advantage, New York Times
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