Wanted: DNA for Smart Brains

OK, smart people, you may be in a position to help science! There is important research underway to help determine the genetic factors of intelligence; our genes have a large influence on how are brains are built, and this effort will try to determine what is different about the genes of highly intelligent people from those of the general population. This research is likely to be ground-breaking, and the project is looking for test subjects. If your test scores meet any of the following criteria, you qualify:

– a pre-1995 SAT score of at least 780 Math and 700 Verbal
– a post-1995 SAT score of at least 800 Math and 760 Verbal
– a GRE score of at least  800 Quantitative and 700 Verbal
– an ACT score of at least 35

Sound like you? If you still have the documentation, apply at


If selected, they will send you a little kit for you to collect saliva. You’ll be able to see the results of your own DNA analysis.

Here’s a great talk on the subject:

Sounds interesting!

One Comment

  1. Posted May 28, 2015 at 1:12 am | Permalink | Reply

    ASAP Science talked about this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr5n_ZOZ6E8

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