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Linking Kids' Intelligence to Moms Sounds Cool -- but I'm Not Convinced It's True

Post by Jacqueline Burt Cote. Not all shiny new scientific studies should automatically be taken at face value; indeed, most require us to read through the jargon to find out what they really mean (and if they end up meaning anything at all). Case in point: A recent study claims that a mother's (not a father's) genes determine how intelligent a child is going to be -- and that the father's genes for advanced cognitive function might even be "deactivated" by the presence of the mother's genes.
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