Chinese scientists may soon be able to genetically engineer smarter children

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A company in China is attempting to identify common alleles in the DNA of some of the world’s most intelligent people. If they can be found, the research may let parents select an embryo containing the so-called “most intelligent” DNA, potentially bumping up intelligence by up to 15 IQ points.

According to Vice, the scientists and researchers at BGI Shenzhen have taken on the genetic engineering project and are getting close to figuring out the common allele among the “genius” DNA.

Read the full article here: Chinese Scientists May Soon Be Able To Genetically Engineer Smarter Children

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