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The association between brain volume and intelligence is of genetic origin

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Posthuma, D., De Geus, E., Baaré, W. et al. The association between brain volume and intelligence is of genetic origin. Nat Neurosci 5, 83–84 (2002). https://doi.org/10.1038/nn0202-83

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