There’s much more to IQ than biology and DNA

18 October 2013

Steve Jones

There was a bit of a spat about my own trade last week. Intelligence, so Michael Gove’s special adviser told us, is due to genetics. Dominic Cummings is convinced that a child’s fate lies in its DNA. That statement, and many like it, shows a fundamental misunderstanding of how biology works, writes Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) in the Telegraph.