The main gist of the piece is how gene study can help to give us a closer picture on how the genes choose directions making up our abilities in mathematics or or science.
What struck me in this article (or here) was this paragraph:
- "Yet while the genes for Huntington's disease and height were easy to isolate, the genetic basis for many other characteristics and diseases is not. Researchers have been unable to pinpoint a gene for homosexuality or alcoholism.. "
Another disturbing quote:
- "One possible avenue of research is through the small group of people who were born male, but with such small penises that doctors in the 1970s and 1980s decided to turn them into females shortly after birth. Because the boys were raised as girls, social conditioning was taken out of the equation."