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Studies Show Children Inherit Their Intelligence From Their Mothers

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If you are intelligent, you likely have your mother to thank, according to various studies. While parents on both sides have joked since the dawn of time about where a child gets their ‘smarts’ from, it is a case closed upon further review of some newer and older studies.

It’s important to note that for a long time, researchers did believe that intelligence genes came from both sides. But, since then, various studies have come out that have shown that children are far more likely to inherit intelligence from their mothers because intelligence genes were found in chromosome x.

In one of these studies, which was carried out in 1984 at the University of Cambridge, researchers used created rat embryos to observe. These embryos only had genes of the mother or the father, however, when they were transferred to the uterus, they died. What they discovered what that the genes were only activated when inherited by the mother. Additionally, they found that the father’s genetic heritage was responsible for the growth of tissue that5 was forming on the placenta.

The researchers believed that if some of the genes were important for the development of the embryo, this would also be true of humans and other animals. And they also believed that it could also be true of some brain functions. Unfortunately, it was difficult to prove because of how quickly the one-parent embryos were dying.

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