Scientist or Artist? Genes May Decide

Scientist or Artist? Genes May DecideScientist or Artist? Genes May Decide

Genes may decide whether a child will be good at science or arts.

Robert Plomin, a professor at King’s College London, has found that there is a genetic component to whether one is good at arts or science.

Plomin is conducting research to identify the genes that underpin the intelligence of more than 10,000 sets of twins born between 1994 and 1996.

Initial results suggest that chances of identical twins both choosing either science or arts at A-level was 80% compared with 50% for typical siblings.

A-level is a qualification in a specific subject typically taken by school students aged 16-18 in the UK.

Plomin and his team also found that going to a good or a bad school had much less influence on a child’s exam scores than did their IQ, The Sunday Times reported.