Inheritance of intelligence, gender selection
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Inheritance of Intelligence and X chromosome
The inheritance of intelligence is believed to be multifactorial. However, many intelligence genes are located on the X chromosome. The boy only has one X chromosome which comes from his mother. So for men who wants smart sons, you best bet is to marry a smart woman. For ladies, checking out your potential mother-in-law, not your father-in-law, according to Prof. Turner.
Intelligence and the X chromosome by Gillian Turner Lancet 1996; 347; 1814-1815
Intelligence correlated with semen quality
Higher levels of intelligence are also correlated with higher levels of sperm quality: sperm concentration, sperm count and sperm motility.
Men who scored high on a battery of intelligence tests tended to have higher counts of healthy sperm, while low scorers tended to have fewer and more sickly sperm.
Commun Integr Biol. 2009 Sep;2(5):385-7.
For relatively young children that put them at a clear and long-term disadvantage in the educational system.
Birthdate Efficts: A review of the Literature from 1990-on by EDA Sykes; JF Bell; and CV Rodeiro. University of Cambridge, Feb. 2009