Home » Biology, North America, Science » Study shows genetic link to intelligence


Study shows genetic link to intelligence

 
 
 
 
 
submit to reddit

Research Reveals Genetic Link to Human Intelligence

A recent study mainly conducted in the University of Manchester has revealed the first direct biological evidence for a genetic contribution to people’s thinking skills.

University of Manchester scientists in collaboration with colleagues in Edinburgh and Australia, by testing people’s DNA for genetic variations, found out the existence of genetic link to human thinking skills.

According to Science Daily the team, focusing on two types of intelligence, studied more than 3,500 people from Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Newcastle and Manchester.

The research, which is conducted by Manchester team leader in the Centre for Integrated Genomic Research Dr Neil Pendleton and colleagues, indicated the existence of 40% to 50% of people’s differences in the framed thinking abilities that is related to their genetic differences.

By applying a new type of analysis, invented by Professor Peter Visscher and colleagues in Brisbane, more than half a million genetic markers were examined on every person in the study.

Though previous studies on twins and adopted people suggested that there is a substantial genetic contribution to thinking skills, this new study is the first to find a genetic contribution to human intelligence.

“As the study confirms the earlier findings of the research in twins, it is also the first reported research to examine the intelligence of healthy older adults and, using a comprehensive genetic survey, we were able to show a substantial genetic contribution in our ability to think,” said Dr Pendleton.

He also expressed that the study demonstrates that the number of individual genes involved in intelligence is large, which is similar to other human traits, such as height, but it could not identify the exact genes contributing to cognitive ability.

“We can take this work forward to find the biological mechanisms that could maintain our intellectual abilities and wellbeing in late life,” Pendleton concluded.

Source

VN:F [1.9.22_1171]
Rating: 3.0/5 (2 votes cast)
Study shows genetic link to intelligence, 3.0 out of 5 based on 2 ratings
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  



RELATED ARTICLES

Did you like this information? Then please consider making a donation or subscribing to our Newsletter.

One Response to " Study shows genetic link to intelligence "

  1. William Tell says:

    Oh dear, yet another research project which will soon be ‘nipped in the bud’ and the researchers discredited and fired, to be shunned by everyone and kicked out onto the streets.

    This isn’t the first time that work like this has started and once the stark truth starts to leak out, namely that Blacks have MUCH less intelligence than Whites and a far greater propensity for murder theft, rape and mayhem, these poor scientists can look forward to a career in the gutter.

    Of course this may be another ploy by our ‘Masters’ to ‘prove’ that Blacks are FAR superior to Whites. After all Hollywood and the media like to portray Black surgeons, Black Scientists, Black Professors, fantastic Black computer wizards and great Black leaders, when the stark truth is that Blacks have never contributed ANYTHING whatsoever to science. We’ve seen Black Doctors who ‘accidentally’ give their White patients 10 times the correct dosage of pain killers. We’ve seen Black Nurses who unplug life support machines to plug in the vacuum cleaner and best of all we’ve seen Black famine, and Black rioting and looting. Blacks have invented NOTHING and their only ‘contribution’ to anything has been forced upon them by Whites, God knows why, we’ve been trying to civilize them for over a century with NO success and the more we give them, the more they demand.

    Let’s face it 99% of Blacks are savage parasites that are busy trying to destroy the host.

    If you are one of these researchers and you have an honestbone in your body, best get out NOW, before you prove something that everybody knows, but are afraid to admit.

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]
    Rating: 0 (from 2 votes)

Leave a Reply


Copyright © 2009 The European Union Times – Breaking News, Latest News. All rights reserved.