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Where did people get the idea that traits like intelligence could be determined by individual genes? That's what University of Oxford neuropsychology professor Dorothy Bishop wants to know. Writing for the Guardian's science blog, Bishop wonders where we got the idea that people's mental and physical traits can be predicted from their genes. Some genes are all-or-nothing predictors of certain traits, such as Huntington's disease, Bishop says.

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