Study: Genes only part of intelligence

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August 11, 2011
Washington Post    
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"How important is nature versus nurture in determining how smart someone is? A new study published online Tuesday by the journal Molecular Psychiatry indicates the genes someone is born with do play a important role, but are only part of the story. In the first study of its kind, Ian Deary of the University of Edinburgh and colleagues conducted a 'genome-wide association' analysis to try to gauge the role of genes in intelligence. The researchers analyzed DNA collected from 3,511 unrelated adults to see how much 549,692 common genetic variations known as single-nucleotide polymorphisms were associated with variations in intelligence." (08/11/11)  

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