Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Scientists Discover The 'Dumb' Gene or "There's A Reason Why I Suck At Math"

Scientists at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia have discovered RGS14, a gene located in the hippocampus area of the brain, that they believe controls the capacity to learn and form new memories. Putting this discovery to the test, they disabled the gene in some lab mice and ran them through a maze. Mice with the disabled gene were able to run the maze in a better time than regular mice.

Do you realize what this means??

They have discovered what causes stupidity. There is an actual, scientific basis for not being able to understand languages, solve complex math problems, and so on and so forth. 

Obviously, this sort of thing needs to be researched properly before any attempt is made to produce a pill or serum or any sort of gene therapy that will turn off RGS14 and allow the brain to grow smarter and not turn a human being into a drooling moron.

Sadly, this will still not allow men to understand women.

(Via Gizmodo)

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