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103 Post author: PhilGoetz 26 August 2010 09:07PM

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Comment author: CarlShulman 27 August 2010 02:56:00PM 14 points [-]

This Genomes Unzipped post discusses the possibility that henceforth genetic sequencing will produce self-fulfilling/self-amplifying prophecies. The kid who is told that he or she has a genetic advantage in sprinting versus marathoning will then invest more effort into the advantaged activity at the margin, increasing the predictive power of the relevant genetic variants.