News One in three parents of five to 16-year-olds admitted to moving house to get into an area which they thought had better schools

Better off parents are resorting to “ethically dubious” and “possibly illegal” practices to get their children into a good school, according to research published today.

Richard Garner: The genetics route could spell a new direction for education

Linking the words "genetics" and "education" can bring the hardiest of educationists out in a rash.

The study compared the academic performance of identical and non-identical twin

Nature trumps nurture in exam success: GCSE results 'mainly determined by genes,' says landmark study of twins

Conclusion that teachers are less important than biology sparks outrage, as researchers call for national curriculum to be abandoned in favour of personalised lesson plans

Early learning: Michael Gove is said to have sympathy with the views of Professor Robert Plomin

Nature, nurture and education: Michael Gove and the question of genetics in schooling

Controversial academic who advised officials this summer talks to the 'IoS' about his ideas

Plans to double number of army reserves will create ‘surge in mental health problems’

Charities say members of the TA are twice as likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder than soldiers in the regular forces

Only half the current crop of county cricketers come from a state school background

Exclusive: Only half of county cricketers come from UK state schools

Ratio likely to be even less than that for England's opening team in Ashes series on Wednesday

A selection of the researcher's rudimentary liver cells displayed in petri dishes

Japanese scientists grow working mini-livers for mice from stem cells

New breakthrough used non-embryonic stem cells and promises

Blood test for Down's syndrome detection hailed

New test on pregnant mothers returns fewer 'false positive' results

Don’t fly east if you want to avoid jet lag says Professor David Gradwell

It’s plane as day: flying really can turn you into an airhead

Air passengers should avoid making important decisions whilst cruising at altitude, according to Britain’s first professor of aerospace medicine.

People perform better in mental tests at the age of 50 if they have engaged in regular intense activity since childhood

Healthy mind in healthy body: lifelong exercise keeps the brain working better

Lifelong exercise can lead to improved brain function in later life, a study has shown.

Cocaine use in Britain has risen more than fivefold since 1996

Wanted: Students to take cocaine - University asks for volunteers to take drugs for study

The email specifies that potential participants must be: 'Fit and well, have no past medical history and not be users of recreational drugs'

Biggest ever law scholarship programme launched by KCL

King’s College London today unveiled Europe’s biggest ever law scholarship programme, offering up to 80 awards worth over £2m. The scheme will include up to five £90,000 scholarships over three years for Law PHD students, a record individual amount ever offered for legal research.

Patient care of schizophrenics at 'all-time low', claim experts

Last year almost 49,000 patients were detained against their will under the Mental Health Act 2007, the highest level since the act was introduced five years ago. Black and Afro-Caribbean men are disproportionately represented among those who were detained.

Existing drugs could be used to tackle dementia, say scientists

Medications used to treat hypertension, diabetes and skin conditions could also treat dementia, according to new research.

Cancer pensioner number 'to treble'

The number of pensioners with cancer will treble by 2040, researchers suggest.

Not enough nurses 'to get job done'

Three-quarters of nurses do not think there are enough staff to "get the job done", a survey suggests. And nine out of 10 say that at least one "necessary activity" is not carried out on their shift due to lack of time.

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