News Medical - A large genome study by researchers at the University of Edinburgh and Harvard University has found over 500 genes that can be attributed to intelligence. The study was published in the latest issue of the journal Molecular Psychiatry.
The data comes from the health database called the UK Biobank. The team of researchers compared DNA variants from over 240,000 participants in the study. They found 538 genes that are linked to intellectual abilities among people. There are a total of 187 regions in the human genome that are associated with skills related to thinking and creating. These genes have been associated with keeping a person alive for longer as well. Despite this, experts say, it is difficult to predict a person’s IQ from genes alone...>>>