Sociogenome is the comprehensive study of the role of genes and gene-environment (GxE) interaction on reproductive behaviour. Until now, social science research has focussed on socio-environmental explanations, largely neglecting the role of genes.
Drawing from recent unprecedented advances in molecular genetics we examine whether there is a genetic component to reproductive outcomes, including age at first birth, number of children and infertility and their interaction with the social environment.
Mills was elected as Member of the Most Excelent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to the social sciences and Nominated as Fellow of the British Academy. Melinda also received the Ministerial appointments to the ESRC-UKRI (Economic and Social Research Council), Executive Council and the NWO (Dutch Science Foundation) non-Executive Council.
Look out for our forthcoming introductory textbook on applied statistical quantitative genetics with MIT Press.
Postdoctoral Fellow David Brazel joined our team in October 2018.
Nature Human Behaviour behaviour on hidden heritability
Governance and responsible genetic data sharing
Polygenic scores for reproductive behaviour
Sexual dimorphism on the genetic influence of human childlessness
Cultural determinants of Assisted Reproduction Usage
Melinda Mills will present at the Population Diversity als Zukunftstrend Monday January 21, 2019 at 16:00 Our group presented multiple papers at the recent IGSS Conference in Boulder, Colorado
Felix Tropf gave a GESIS workshop at the Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in October 2018
Melinda Mills recently presented results from our SOCIOGENOME project at various places including:
Notestein Seminar, Princeton University, Princeton New Jersey, March 6, 2018
Harvard University , Cambridge, April 19-20, 2018
Soziologisches Institut, ETH Zurich, Switzerland, May 16, 2018.
Our group presented multiple papers at the recent IGSS Conference in Boulder, Colorado