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Brain Networks linked to human intelligence


“Our research suggests that it might be possible to work with these genes to modify intelligence, but that is only a theoretical possibility at the moment – we have just taken a first step along that road.”

“Traits such as intelligence are governed by large groups of genes working together – like a football team made up of players in different positions,” said Johnson. “We used computer analysis to identify the genes in the human brain that work together to influence our cognitive ability to make new memories or sensible decisions when faced with lots of complex information. We found that some of these genes overlap with those that cause severe childhood onset epilepsy or intellectual disability.”

This is the preview of an article posted on www.sciencealert.com  about the scientific paper “Systems genetics identifies a convergent gene network for cognition and neurodevelopmental disease” available on nature.com

 

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