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I gave my DNA to a company in China so they can manufacture genius babies

| | March 18, 2013

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At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people, and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles that determine human intelligence. Apparently they’re not far from finding them, and when they do, embryo screening will allow parents to pick their brightest zygote and bump up every generation’s intelligence by five to 15 IQ points. Within a couple of generations, competing with the Chinese on an intellectual level will be like drinking a shot every time Lena Dunham gets naked on Girls – not a good idea

Read the full article here: I Gave My DNA to a Company in China so They Can Manufacture Genius Babies

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