Children Inherit Their Intelligence From Their Mother : Study Says

Children Inherit Their Intelligence From Their Mother

A new research suggests that it is the mother’s genes that influence and determine a child’s intellect. While the father’s genes are present  within the children, they lie suppresses. Nonetheless, paternal genes do play a role in the intelligence of their children.

According to the researcher at the University of Washington, when it comes to intelligence, children take after their mother. Research suggests that it is the women who are more likely to transmit genes that shape the child’s intelligence.

Researcher supported their findings by noting that genes influencing intelligence are carried on the X chromosome, and women have two of these. Men, or father, have only a single X chromosome.

Research suggests that genes responsible for advanced cognitive functions are inherited from the father’s side as well. But they are either automatically deactivated or remain suppressed.

The study says that intelligence is one of the few conditioned genes that works only when it comes it comes from the mother. In other words, even if the child does inherit the smartness genes from the father, they lie deactivated.

After researching on the rat, scientists concluded that brain development happens because of the mother’s genes, but how well a child’s body develops depends on the father’s genes.

(Via – Inquisitir)

Notable Replies

  1. It sounds great. You published an article on this topic.

  2. Knowing such facts is the best part of science.

  3. Even environmental factors make a difference on the intelligence. The fact is true for some extent.The genes and the environment in which the individual developed, both effect the intelligence. It is not completely correct to say only mother’s genes influence the intelligence of a person.It is one of the main factors that affects the intelligence.

  4. Yup, it is one of the main factor. And also it’s true that with this, environmental factor plays an important role how children will grows up and determine child’s behavior.

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