Hunting for the genetic roots of genius

When he was 17, Zhao Bowen was a bored student who made an audacious decision. In a country where the cult of diplomas knows no boundaries, he quit school and decided not to take the exam that would have allowed him university entry.

Now 21, a bespectacled Bowen looks no different than other young Chinese men of his age. But his business card reads “Director of the Cognitive Genomics Center”. Bowen’s mission is to sequence the genome of little prodigies like him to find the genetic roots of genius.

Read the full, original story: A Chinese Prodigy’s Quest For The Genetic Roots Of Genius

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