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Intelligence Gene: Science Proves Moms Are Responsible For Kids' Smarts

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A new study published in Psychology Spot found that when it comes to intelligence, kids get their smarts from their mothers. And the explanation as to why this is is pretty simple!

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The genes that carry intelligence are located on the X chromosomes. And since women carry two, it's more likely that children get their brain power from their mom as opposed to pops.

But while some dads may brush this off, it's actually extremely unlikely that their intellect has any impact on their kiddos.

"If that same gene is inherited from the father, it is deactivated," the study reported.

But not all hope is lost for fathers, "Obviously, other genes work the opposite, are activated only if they come from the father."

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