just a reminder: davide piffer and jeff hsu are looking for the genomes of clever folks. if you have a high iq, and have made use of 23andMe’s services, they’d like to poke around in your data!:
This research is conducted by Davide Piffer (Italy) and Jeff Hsu (USA)
We seek to identify genes that have an effect on general intelligence in humans. For that reason we need raw genome data from high IQ individuals.
The preliminary phase of our project (analyzing genomes from two scientists) has produced brilliant results and for this reason we want to follow up with genomes from more high IQ individuals.
Many people have already taken the 23andMe test, which enables its users to download raw data file. We’re looking for genomes from individuals whose IQ is at least 2.5 SDs above average.
The results of this study will be published on a pre-print, open access server (e.g. biorXiv, PeerJ) and will be available to everybody, in the true spirit of free science and scientific inquiry. Subsequently we may decide to follow up with a submission to a peer-reviewed scientific journal (e.g. PlosOne, Nature, etc.). Names of participants will not be disclosed (unless expressely requested by you or any other potential participant).
Genome files will be anonymous (a random code will be assigned) and will not be published. Please send genome raw data file (.zip) along with IQ score to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancestry information (e.g. nationality and ethnicity) is needed (e.g. White American; Italian; German, etc.) to correctly match genomes to their reference population. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the above email address.
Davide Piffer (Italy)
Jeff Hsu (USA)
previously: crowdsourcing hbd (iq) research!