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gene editingHuman Gene Editing of Embryos Will Be Safe and Effective Within Two Years

Safe production of gene-edited babies could be possible in just one or two years, and the head of China’s leading genetic research program says the need is now urgent for international regulations. Professor Yang Hui said his team had achieved …

antiagingSupport for Human Gene Editing to Fix Diseases in Latest Poll

There is about 70% support among Americans to use human gene editing to cure or correct diseases. The support among people in China for using human gene editing to cure disease was similar in a recent poll. The US support …

crisprTheoretically Possibility That Gene Edited Twins Received a Tiny Intelligence Enhancement

The question and answer interview of He Jianku conference presentation has the most interesting parts of this debate about human gene editing of embryos. The interview starts at about 1 hour and 28 minutes of the record. The formal presentation …

future1,016 new intelligence related genes identified

More than 10% of the variance in intelligence can be predicted by multipolygenic scores derived from GWAS of both intelligence and years of education. This accounts for more than 20% of the 50% heritability of intelligence. The heritability of IQ …

foodIndia and World’s economic problem of people with IQ below 83

Jordan Peterson described how the US military determined that people with an IQ below 83 (1 in 10 people in the USA) could not be trained for anything at any level of the organization that was not counter-productive. * the …

chinaChina Province of Jiansu will genome sequence one million people within two years

The government in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has unveiled a plan to sequence the genomes of 1 million people for a large DNA sequencing platform and biomedical big data analysis center in Nanjing as well as a genetic …

chinaChina embraces embryo selection and state health could cover it within ten years

There is spreading awareness in China of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a procedure that helps couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) to avoid passing on genetic mutations that could cause disease or disability in their children. Fertility doctor Qiao typically …

cognitive enhancementScience on track to identifying genetics of intelligence within 5 years

Gene-based analyses found 536 genes significantly associated with general cognitive function; many were highly expressed in the brain, and associated with neurogenesis and dendrite gene sets. Genetic association results predicted up to 4% of general cognitive function variance in independent …

brain40 new intelligence related genes found bringing total to 52 which explain 4.8% of intelligence variation

By sifting through the genetics of nearly 80,000 people, researchers have uncovered 40 genes that may make certain people smarter. That brings the total number of suspected “intelligence genes” to 52. , The genetic variants identified account for about 5 …

brainPredictions of human intelligence possible from DNA alone as we near effective embryo selection and gene editing of humans

Stephen Hsu at Infoproc reports that we now know enough about the genetic architecture of human intelligence to make predictions based on DNA alone. While it is a well-established scientific fact that variations in human cognitive ability are influenced by …