Chimpanzees’ Intelligence Hugely Dependent On Genes They Inherit From Parents

July 11, 2014 11:16 AM

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Chimpanzees’ Intelligence Hugely Dependent On Genes They Inherit From Parents

The level of intelligence in chimpanzees, just like in humans, varies from one individual to another, and the differences in their intellect are attributed to the genes they inherit from their parents, according to a new study.

Chimpanzees, who can learn words, use hand gestures to communicate with each other and remember past events, depend on their genetic makeup for as much as half of their cognitive, or mental, abilities while environmental factors could be less important for the development of the apes’ brainpower tha...

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