Our fragile intellect. Part I

Trends Genet. 2013 Jan;29(1):1-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tig.2012.10.002. Epub 2012 Nov 12.

Abstract

New developments in genetics, anthropology, and neurobiology predict that a very large number of genes underlie our intellectual and emotional abilities, making these abilities genetically surprisingly fragile.

MeSH terms

  • Anthropology / methods
  • Anthropology / trends
  • Child
  • Cognition / physiology
  • Cohort Effect
  • Evolution, Molecular*
  • Fragile X Syndrome / genetics
  • Genomic Instability / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Intellectual Disability / genetics
  • Intelligence / genetics*
  • Problem Solving / physiology