Good Read: Can a 21-Year-Old Crack the Genetic Code to IQ?
Twenty-one-year old Zhao Bowen wants nothing less than to crack the code for intelligence by studying the genomes of thousands of prodigies. He and his collaborators, a transnational group of intelligence researchers, fully expect they will succeed in identifying a genetic basis for IQ. They also expect that within a decade their research will be used to screen embryos during in vitro fertilization, boosting the IQ of unborn children by up to 20 points. In theory, that’s the difference between a kid who struggles through high school and one who sails into college.