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Studies Reveal That Children Inherit Their Intelligence from Their Mothers

By Andrew Alpin, 27 July

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Genetic research has shown that people probably get a lot of their intelligence from their X gene, which is the feminine one. There are a thousand genes on the X chromosome, and many of them affect how people think.

People used to think that both parents pass on an equal amount of genetics that forms their child's intelligence. But if this research is right, it will prove that women are the ones whose genetics develop their children's cognitive skills, not men.

Studies on children's intelligence have always sparked numerous debates

Now, it's important to know that this research raises a lot of questions. Most studies that claim to have figured out how intelligence works often spark heated debates. Similarly, genetics is a very complicated and multifaceted field of science. Scientists keep researching to try to disprove or drastically change any related study that has come before.

Even though there is a lot of disagreement, it is best to present and understand these findings with an open mind. If anything, this study is fascinating and fun.

Studies on children's intelligence have always sparked numerous debates

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What X and Y chromosomes have to do with being smart

A lot of people don't know much about genetics. So, it's helpful to review a couple of important facts quickly. A chromosome is a structure made of nucleic acids and proteins that looks like a thread which carries information about genes. Every human being has one pair of chromosomes in each cell. Females have two X chromosomes, while males have one X and one Y chromosome that make a pair.

What X and Y chromosomes have to do with being smart

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'Conditioned Genes'

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In the most basic sense, 'conditioned genes' are those that are different for men and women. Most of the time, the genetic properties of conditioned genes are either activated or deactivated, depending on the specific designation and, therefore, the genetic properties being changed.

'Conditioned Genes'

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