Skip to comments.DNA tests for IQ are coming, but it might not be smart to take one
Posted on 04/02/2018 6:59:34 AM PDT by mairdie
Ready for a world in which a $50 DNA test can predict your odds of earning a PhD or forecast which toddler gets into a selective preschool?
Robert Plomin, a behavioral geneticist, says thats exactly whats coming.
For decades genetic researchers have sought the hereditary factors behind intelligence, with little luck. But now gene studies have finally gotten big enoughand hence powerful enoughto zero in on genetic differences linked to IQ.
A year ago, no gene had ever been tied to performance on an IQ test. Since then, more than 500 have, thanks to gene studies involving more than 200,000 test takers. Results from an experiment correlating one million peoples DNA with their academic success are due at any time.
The discoveries mean we can now read the DNA of a young child and get a notion of how intelligent he or she will be, says Plomin, an American based at Kings College London, where he leads a long-term study of 13,000 pairs of British twins.
Plomin outlined the DNA IQ test scenario in January in a paper titled The New Genetics of Intelligence, making a case that parents will use direct-to-consumer tests to predict kids mental abilities and make schooling choices, a concept he calls precision education.
As of now, the predictions are not highly accurate. The DNA variations that have been linked to test scores explain less than 10 percent of the intelligence differences between the people of European ancestry whove been studied.
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Imagine the racial implications if there’s really such a thing.
There’s going to be a lot of Epsilon double Minuses in DC..................
I don’t want ANYONE to have my DNA results for concern that they’d be used to deny me coverage or care in the future.
That’s why I can’t believe MIT is researching this.
I’ll spread my DNA anywhere. No worries about it, at all.
The elites want this in order to try and improve society. If you’re objectively substandard, you will be sterilized upon birth.
Intelligence has nothing to do with getting a PhD nor 99.99% of all pursuits.
All but the .01% (things like theoretical quantum physics) depend on hard work. Intelligence just makes it easier.
Wait til they test for midichlorians.
The test will be outlawed.
>>The elites want this in order to try and improve society. If youre objectively substandard, you will be sterilized upon birth.<<
It is no surprise elitists are liberals and they want to emulate Hitler, Godwin’s Law be damned.
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Rather, it will go underground so that only the “right” people will see the results.
It will happen because it can. DNA and micro-chipping will be the future. The sad thing is people are being sold into accepting steps into that direction.
Huxley right once again. Alphas, Betas, Gammas...
The Georgia Stones state outright the intents of the elites. One of those doctrines is to improve society. I can only conclude that DNA will be used to determine fitness and those who are below 98% (I’m picking a number to share the concept) will be sterilized upon birth.
In theory, in time, that will mean that eventually everybody considered fit will have the physicality of an Olympic athlete and the IQ of an Einstein and everybody will be healthy into their 90’s and whatever.
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