Should You Blame Genes For Your Grades?

Can you blame your genes if you get bad grades? Crystal Dilworth joins DNews to reveal the shocking truth! Follow Crystal on Twitter: https://twitter.com/PolycrystalhD Read More: Why Is Education Achievement Heritable? http://neurosciencenews.com/educational-achievement-genetics-psychology-1401/ “New research, led by King’s College London finds that the high heritability of exam grades reflects many genetically influenced traits such as personality, behaviour problems, and self-efficacy and not just intelligence.” Why is educational achievement heritable? http://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/news/records/2014/October/Why-is-educational-achievement-heritable.aspx “The study, published today in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), looked at 13,306 twins at age 16 who were part of the Medical Research Council (MRC) funded UK Twins Early Development Study (TEDS).” The high heritability of educational achievement reflects many genetically influenced traits, not just intelligence http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/10/02/1408777111 “Differences among children in educational achievement are highly heritable from the early school years until the end of compulsory education at age 16, when UK students are assessed nationwide with standard achievement tests [General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE)].” Watch More: What Pain Does To Your Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqhwkBSzhd4 Why Do Nerds Wear Glasses? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6RVde2CEwmA ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Tara Long on Twitter https://twitter.com/TaraLongest DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq

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mike4ty4: The question is not whether or not genetics sets baselines, or sets limits, the question is whether or not most people actually reach their ultimate limit or not. Genes can only be blamed if you know you are operating at your ultimate limit. But are you? What's the evidence on that one?

Billy Manchisi: I am a high IQ friendless person who was failed in school. I can spell, read, do math. I sound like the most intelligent person in the world when asked to read aloud.

Billy Manchisi: The US president is the most powerful person in the world. I can read better than anybody. I have such a high IQ. No college or university will give me passing grades. I have high genetic intelligence. I can perform well in multiple jobs.

catherine birch: I can blame my genes for my lousy performance in school, it`s a shame that my parents never understood that it was their fault that I was a dunce thanks to their genes.

The Philosopher: Humans Are Hateful and Hopeless: Everything is determined by genetics. Racists are genetically predisposed for racism. Idiots are predisposed for idiocy. Mentally unstable individuals are predisposed for mental instability. The only thing the environment does is trigger factors of those predispositions or further those factors. That simple. Who you are physically and mentally is determined by genetics. That's why, if you are a piece of shit person, I feel sorry for you.

Rick Grassi: Grades don't account to all forms of intelligence, it just accounts how well you can acquire information and regurgitate it, most of the information is forgotten as it doesn't apply to the individuals life, it's a sad statement to claim your smart with good grades as this is what the government and corporations want you to think so you can be another coal stone in their fueling economy

Ryan Venue: There are actually nine different types of intelligence

PINKY Zz: Is this why I always have bad grades in Algebra?

Andrew Are: Yes intelligence is genetic! As some races have some genetic characteristics such is also reflected in say height, bone structure and intelligence. Sorry I disagree with you, that genetics does not determine how far you go, it does. My genetics designed me to be 5''8' no matter how hard I work at it I can NEVER be a pro-basket ball player, or say football player. It's much more then individual genetics because if you are born with genetics that make it hard for you learn it's most probable your parents have the same limitation, so they could not provide a appropriate atmosphere for you to succeed in school to begin with, that coupled up with your own genetic limitation for scholastic success works overwhelmingly against you succeeding. The reverse is true for good genetics! Your parents had good genetics so went to harvard and succeeded, so they provided you with good schools, intelligent conversation, examples of good work ethic. Indians realized this long ago hence to protect the inferior stands they created the caste system, everyone had a role appropriate to their intelligence level. While this is not a perfect system it has logical merit.

thibault jutu: How can we have different genes, we are descendants from Adam and Eve so can someone explain this whole genes idk what

Siranat usawasutsakorn: Both shares factor, but we must look carefully to find if one is more than the other.

IllFindYou ForFun: if im lazy i get poor grades, if I work hard I get As... thats been true for engineering college anyways.

GaLoS: It's not a matter of opinion, it's a fact. Intelligence is genetic.

HardikG121: Wow, this makes me want to kill myself

Christopher Adams: Genetics has nothing to do with intelligence. If you study and read and research on your own, then DNA doesn't matter. 2+2 is 4 and 5+5 is 10 and 4500×3÷1.567....I don't know since cleaning offices for $28.50 an hour doesn't require algebra.

Pastor Jeffrey Dahmer: No implications but does anyone think that the intellectually inferior should be euthanized? Do they deserve to live? Do they have a purpose?

savvageorge: I think nurture is more important than nature. That's why I'm currently training my pet chimpanzee to become an airline pilot.

FoxyMoron: If genetics does play a BIG role in intelligence, then natural selection would already eliminate the lower intelligence few generations ago.

Random Person: She had to quality everything about this video by saying "nature does not dictate how far we can go." Really? So essentially she's saying a kid born with an IQ of 60 can win a nobel prize in physics? Good luck with that. Nature does dictate how far one can go. What it doesn't dictate how far you to do. As a society we need to get out of using this tired cliché by telling kids they can be anything they want to be. Some of them just can't, for a lot of them being a very good plumber is probably their best chance at success. And even then you're assuming they're smart enough to put pipes together or smart enough to run a business.

waleed bam: intelligence comes from your ass.

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