Intelligence genes discovered for the first time
Scientists from Imperial College found that genes that influenced the intelligence and ability of healthy people were the same ones that impaired cognitive ability and caused epilepsy when mutated.
A recent study on the genetic influences of intelligence has found that several genes are associated with intelligence. The study, which was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, looked at data from over 74,000 people who had taken part in previous studies on intelligence.
The researchers identified five genes that appeared to be linked to intelligence. These genes were involved in regulating nerve cells and brain development. The study also found that these genes were associated with different levels of intelligence.
The findings of the study could help to improve our understanding of the genetic factors that influence intelligence. This could eventually lead to new ways to improve intelligence in people who have lower than average IQs.
In addition to looking at genetic factors, the researchers also looked at environmental influences on intelligence. They found that a person’s environment can have a major influence on their IQ. Factors such as education level, income, and parental involvement were all linked to higher levels of intelligence.
The findings of this study provide important insight into how genes and environment can influence intelligence. They also underscore the importance of providing people with opportunities to learn and develop their cognitive abilities. By doing so, we can help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to reach their full intellectual potential.
Their next goal is towards successful treatment of neural diseases such as epilepsy.