Scientists identify 40 genes that shed new light on biology of intelligence

Scientists identify 40 genes that shed new light on biology of intelligence

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By: Ian Sample Science editor | Scientists identify 40 genes that shed new light on biology of intelligence | Neuroscience | The Guardian

Study significantly adds to the tally of genes connected to intellect – but researchers caution genius isn’t all down to genetics

A major study into the genetics of human intelligence has given scientists their richest insight yet into the biology that underpins our cognitive skills.

The research on 60,000 adults and 20,000 children uncovered 40 new genes that play a role in intelligence, a haul that brings the number of genes known to have a bearing on IQ to 52.

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