Building blocks: Over 500 genes linked to intelligence identified | more lifestyle

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Using these genetic discoveries, scientists predicted seven per cent of intelligence differences in an independent group of individuals using their DNA alone.

“Our study identified a large number of genes linked to intelligence,” said David Hill from University of Edinburgh.

“We were also able to identify some of the biological processes that genetic variation appears to influence to produce such differences in intelligence, and we were also able to predict intelligence in another group using only their DNA,” said Hill.

“We know that environments and genes both contribute to the differences we observe in people’s intelligence,” said Ian Deary, from University of Edinburgh.

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