A blinding mutation that might increase intelligence

a blinding mutation might increase intelligence
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How to breed more intelligent humans? This is a difficult question, one which raises numerous questions both ethical and scientific. Would you give your eyesight away to become brighter? As crazy as this question may sound, a blinding mutation might increase intelligence.

The CORD7 (cone-rod dystrophy 7) mutation of the RIMS1 gene produces progressive blindness in humans, and a previous study found that people carrying this mutation showed increased intelligence, particularly in childhood.

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