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Mon Dec 21, 2015, 11:56 PM

Intelligence genes discovered by scientists

Genes which make people intelligent have been discovered and scientists believe they could be manipulated to boost brain power. Researchers have believed for some time that intellect is inherited with studies suggesting that up to 75 per cent of IQ is genetic, and the rest down to environmental factors such as schooling and friendship groups.

But until now, nobody has been able to pin-point exactly which genes are responsible for better memory, attention, processing speed or reasoning skills. Now Imperial College London has found that two networks of genes determine whether people areintelligent or not-so-bright.
They liken the gene network to a football team. When all the players are in the right positions, the brain appears to function optimally, leading to clarity of thought and what we think of as quickness or cleverness. Scientists believe that there must be a ‘master switch’ regulating the networks and if they could find it, they could ‘switch on’ intelligence for everyone.

“We know that genetics plays a major role in intelligence but until now haven’t known which genes are relevant,” said Dr Michael Johnson, lead author of the study from the Department of Medicine at Imperial College.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12061787/Intelligence-genes-discovered-by-scientists.html

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 12:03 AM

1. IQ by countrys...speaks to the study....

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Response to ibtruthin (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 12:20 AM

2. We knew that the U.S. would be down the list because of the documentary that the

time traveler brought back "Idiocracy"

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Response to ArkieLiberal (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 12:23 AM

3. There is a science to why we are lower......

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Response to ibtruthin (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 03:25 AM

7. "countrys" Lol. It's countries.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 12:47 AM

4. the assumption that this knowledge would be used to "switch on" intelligence


is incredibly optimistic.

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 01:22 AM

5. "...if they could find it, they could ‘switch on’ intelligence for everyone."

Will this discovery be remembered by future generations as the beginning of the end of reality TV, global warming deniers, and straight-party GOP voters?

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Response to Gamle-ged (Original post)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 01:39 AM

6. Any one that believes this believes in rainbow leprechauns.

IQ isn't controlled by anything close to a few genes. Simplistic times 10 to the 10th power

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Response to Junglejim43 (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 22, 2015, 08:01 AM

8. Liberal scientists justifying their arrogance and elitism

See!! See!! It's right here in black and white, we've got the proof right here, we're just smarter than everyone else, and now we have proof. These genes that we've identified as the markers of uber-intelligence, lockstep liberal scientists all agree we have 50- 80% more of those genes than the general public, and so you might as well take our word for it on things like the global warming/climate change hoax. Now to just use that test for who can and who can't vote.

Wasn't it the Nazi's who had decided they were the most pristine version of humanity with the better genes than others and went about getting rid of "inferiors"?

At least we have a good idea where they're likely headed with this new discovery of theirs.

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