Chimpanzees intelligence linked to parents genes

July 13, 2014 10:32 PM

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A new study has suggested that like humans, chimpanzees also inherit a good amount of intelligence from their parents.

"Genes matter. We have what we would call a smart chimp, and chimps we?d call not so smart. We were able to explain a lot of that variability by who was related to each other," said study co-author William Hopkins, a neuro scientist at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

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