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A new paper published in Molecular Psychiatry claims to elucidate the role genes play in intelligence, says the Washington Post's Rob Stein. The GWAS study, conducted by the University of Edinburgh's Ian Deary and his colleagues, shows that while genes do play an important role, environment is equally important.

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