Intelligence is inherited from the mother, not the father


A study reveals that the maternal genes are responsible for your child’s intelligence

A recent genetics study has revealed that our intelligence is derived from the female X chromosome. A mother’s genetics determines how clever her children are and fathers make no difference, according to the study. Women are more likely to transmit intelligence genes because they are carried out on the X chromosome and since women have two, they are more likely to pass on their intelligence.

The X chromosome has over a thousand genes and until recently, the doctors believed that both the parents are responsible for and contribute equally to their child’s intelligence.

Source: Essential Baby

Scientists now believe that genes which are responsible for advanced cognitive functions that are inherited from the father are possibly automatically de-activated. The activated genes have an impact on genetic development and the de-activated genes don’t.

If there is a single characteristic which is affected via the mother, the father genes will automatically get de-activated. If a single characteristic is affected via the father, the maternal genes are later de-activated.