Intelligence: genetics, genes, and genomics.

  title={Intelligence: genetics, genes, and genomics.},
  author={Robert Plomin and Frank M. Spinath},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={86 1},
  • R. PlominF. Spinath
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Psychology
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
More is known about the genetics of intelligence than about any other trait, behavioral or biological, which is selectively reviewed in this article. Two of the most interesting genetic findings are that heritability of intelligence increases throughout the life span and that the same genes affect diverse cognitive abilities. The most exciting direction for genetic research on intelligence is to harness the power of the Human Genome Project to identify some of the specific genes responsible for… 

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