March 15, 2013

What is College Good for, BGI Eugenics Program

What is college good for, BGI’s eugenics program.

If you are wondering what a College education is good for take a look at BGI’s selection criteria for its Cognitive Genetics project (otherwise known as BGI’s eugenics program) at Vice
What was their selection process?
They seem mostly interested in people of Chinese and European descent. They’re basically recruiting through a scientific conference, through word of mouth. You have to provide some evidence that you’re as smart as you say you are. You have to send your complete CV, publications you’ve produced, standardised test scores, where you went to university, stuff like that.
 So BGI’s definition of high IQ is test scores, University and papers you have written?

A possible result of BGI’s project – 
Any given couple could potentially have several eggs fertilized in the lab with the dad’s sperm and the mom's eggs. Then you can test multiple embryos, and analyze which one’s going to be the smartest. It would be that kid of that couple as if they had it naturally, but it would be the smartest a couple would be able to produce if they had 100 kids. It’s not genetic engineering or adding new genes, it’s the genes that couples already have.
BGI is on a quest to find the genes behind high IQ with results expected in May 2013. All those Illumina gene sequencer’s bought by BGI need to be kept busy.

Tags: BGI eugenics program, BGI cognitive genetics project