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July 29 2013

Why Are Some People So Smart ? The Answer Could Spawn a Generation of Superbabies - Wired Science

Why Are Some People So Smart? The Answer Could Spawn a Generation of Superbabies - Wired Science
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/07/genetics-of-iq

Zhao’s goal is to use those machines to examine the genetic underpinnings of genius like his own. He wants nothing less than to crack the code for intelligence by studying the genomes of thousands of prodigies, not just from China but around the world. He and his collaborators, a transnational group of intelligence researchers, fully expect they will succeed in identifying a genetic basis for IQ.

They also expect that within a decade their research will be used to screen embryos during in vitro fertilization, boosting the IQ of unborn children by up to 20 points.
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In theory, that’s the difference between a kid who struggles through high school and one who sails into college.But studies make it clear that IQ is strongly correlated with the ability to solve all sorts of abstract problems, whether they involve language, math, or visual patterns.

The frightening upshot is that IQ remains by far the most powerful predictor of the life outcomes that people care most about in the modern world. Tell me your IQ and I can make a decently accurate prediction of your occupational attainment, how many kids you’ll have, your chances of being arrested for a crime, even how long you’ll live.

#chine #sciences #genetique #selection

March 15 2010

02mydafsoup-01

Ein Indiz mehr, warum ich auch in Sachen 'Westerwelle' so pessimistisch bin...

Ein Indiz mehr, warum ich auch in Sachen 'Westerwelle' so pessimistisch bin - laizistische Triebtäter, Hartz-Vier-Empfänger, Killerspiele und die EU, das sind die herausragenden Feindbilder, die den wahren Seelenfrieden deutschsprachiger Gemüter gefährden - man nörgelt wie eh und je kleinlaut in seiner gehegten Idylle vor sich hin und brütet emsig an den Kuckucks-Eiern der rund um die Uhr aufwändig in Szene gesetzten Alpha-Tiere.

oanth muc 20100315
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