Not So Smart?

Chinese sequencing giant BGI is trying to identify the genes responsible for genius, but, writes Ed Yong this week in Nature, not everyone is sure the project is such a smart idea.

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King's College London researchers examine the influence of school type and genetics on academic achievement.

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