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New Genes Linked to Brain Size, Intelligence

April 16th, 2012 · No Comments

New Genes Linked to Brain Size, Intelligence

ScienceDaily (Apr. 15, 2012) — In the world’s largest brain study to date, a team of more than 200 scientists from 100 institutions worldwide collaborated to map the human genes that boost or sabotage the brain’s resistance to a variety of mental illnesses and Alzheimer’s disease. Published April 15 in the advance online edition of Nature Genetics, the study also uncovers new genes that may explain individual differences in brain size and intelligence.

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