One of the most advanced genomics institutes in the world is working hard to create a new generation of super-smart kids. So how smart are we talking, and what might this mean for future generations? Trace uses his own super powerful brain and finds out.
"CHINA IS ENGINEERING GENIUS BABIES"
"At BGI Shenzhen, scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world's smartest people and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles which determine human intelligence."
"Genetic Architecture of Intelligence"
"Seminar at Michigan State University Cognitive Science Forum, 2/15/13."
"BGI Cognitive Genomics"
BGI Cognitive Genomics is an interdisciplinary research group at BGI, one of the largest genomics institutes in the world. Our focus is human cognition, with emphasis on the use of tools made available by rapid advances in DNA sequencing technology.
"On the genetic architecture of intelligence and other quantitative traits"
"Those genius Chinese babies"
"I've gotten several emails about the Vice interview of Geoffrey Miller on BGI's Cognitive Genetics Project."
DNews is a show about the science of everyday life. We post two new videos every day of the week.
See more on discoverynews.com
Subscribe to never miss an episode.