Searching for genius in the genes

| February 18, 2013
DNA Einstein
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Scientists have long known that intelligence is “in our genes.” They’ve been able to isolate some genes connected to lower IQ, but the genes which help create high intelligence have remained elusive. In China, an ambitious research project aims to find the genetic roots of intelligence by canvassing the genomes of people with an IQ 160 or more.

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