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Why IQ tests still matter

Allison Whitten | 
[A]re IQ tests valid, unbiased measures of general intelligence? They certainly didn’t start out that way, says Stefan C. Dombrowski, ...
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Does smoking pot lower your IQ? New study challenges current thinking

Godfrey Pearlson | 
As access to marijuana increases—and while acceptance of the drug grows and perception of its harmfulness diminishes—it is important to ...
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People with autism show significant increases in IQ as they mature, but development issues remain

Peter Hess | 
People with autism show significant improvements in cognitive ability from age 12 to 23 years, but their autism traits remain ...
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Viewpoint: Prenatal DNA intelligence predictors ignore environment’s role in IQ

Catherine Bliss | 
When we examine the way DNA IQ predictors are generated, we see scientists grouping people with similar IQ test results ...
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Are we as smart as we’ll ever be? Why we may be getting dumber.

David Robson | 
You may not have noticed, but we are living in an intellectual golden age.  Since the intelligence test was invented ...
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Will breastfeeding make your children smarter?

Emily Oster | 
Most of the academic research on breastfeeding focuses on early-life outcomes—infections, for example, in the time period in which you ...
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Viewpoint: What it means for the world to have a collective IQ of 82

James Thompson | 
David Becker has released a new version of the World’s IQ. Each country has a score showing the cognitive abilities ...
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Low intelligence in autistic children predicts ‘poor life skills and challenging behavior’

Knvul Sheikh | 
Without timely intervention, intellectual disability in autistic children can worsen over time, contributing to poor life skills and challenging behavior, ...
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‘Genome profiling’—not gene editing—could offer easiest path to smarter babies

Erik Parens, Paul Appelbaum, Wendy Chung | 
For the foreseeable future, editing embryos to enhance IQ is a sci-fi fantasy. A different approach aimed at enhancing IQ ...
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Does a higher IQ lead to a better, happier life?

Scott Kaufman | 
[In] a new study conducted by Ana Dimitrijevic and colleagues, [the researchers] attempted to assess the relationship between multiple indicators of ...
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Why 2018 was such a big year for DNA data

Antonio Regalado | 
These were some of the surprising new uses of DNA information that emerged over the last 12 months as genetic ...
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Are we ‘playing God’ if we screen IVF embryos for IQ potential?

Sam Blanchard | 
IVF clinics may soon use a controversial screening technique to get rid of embryos which are likely to grow up ...
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Chasing the biology underlying human intelligence

Shawna Williams | 
[H]uman intelligence [has increased] over time. Proposed explanations for the phenomenon, now known as the Flynn effect, include increasing education, ...
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Do super high IQ children end up successful?

Dean Simonton | 
The original motive behind [IQ] tests was to get a diagnostic to select children at the lower ends of the ...
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Why cognitive inequality demands our attention

Wael Taji | 
[April 28, 1996, Martin Bryant used] two rifles and a shotgun stashed inside a sports bag on the passenger seat ...
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Viewpoint: We aren’t even close to being able to engineer superhumans

Jim Kozubek | 
We know there are genes that contribute to intelligence. But the relationship between those genes and our intelligence is so ...
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