[Chinese] scientists have collected DNA samples from 2,000 of the world’s smartest people and are sequencing their entire genomes in an attempt to identify the alleles which determine human intelligence. Apparently they’re not far from finding them, and when they do, embryo screening will allow parents to pick their brightest zygote and potentially bump up every generation’s intelligence by five to 15 IQ points.
[Deng Xiaoping] took the whole focus of the Chinese government from trying to manage the economy, to trying to manage the quality and quantity of people.
Even if it only boosts the average kid by five IQ points, that’s a huge difference in terms of economic productivity, the competitiveness of the country, how many patents they get, how their businesses are run, and how innovative their economy is.
Could this whole process be repeated with other characteristics, like physical appearance?
How does Western research in genetics compare to China’s?
We’re pretty far behind.
[…] they do want influence and they don’t trust America or Europe to run the world in the right way […]
SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN DEMOCRACY IS CRUSHT. GOOD STUFF. 10/10 CHINA.