From Carl Zimmer at New York Times:
In ‘Enormous Success,’ Scientists Tie 52 Genes to Human Intelligence
In a significant advance in the study of mental ability, a team of European and American scientists announced on Monday that they had identified 52 genes linked to intelligence in nearly 80,000 people.
These genes do not determine intelligence, however. Their combined influence is minuscule, the researchers said, suggesting that thousands more are likely to be involved and still await discovery. Just as important, intelligence is profoundly shaped by the environment. More.
So? Is this ambivalence an “enormous success” in science today?
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