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Unravelling the genetic influences of reproductive behaviour and gene-environment interaction





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.


Meet the

Research Team 



Prof. Melinda C. Mills

melinda.mills [at] nuffield.ox.ac.uk

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