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Scientists discover hundreds of new 'smart genes'

04:47 PM | 27 Jun, 2018
Scientists discover hundreds of new 'smart genes'
LONDON - In a dramatic uncovering of truth about human anatomy, scientists have identified hundreds of new genes associated with intelligence.

In a joint research project from the University of Queensland's Brain Institute and its partners in the Netherlands, the scientists identified 939 new "smart genes," and over 500 genes associated with neuroticism -- an important risk factor for depression and schizophrenia, Xinhua news agency reported.

The findings suggest that our brains have distinct genetic gene clusters responsible for the effects of depression and worry.
"These results are a major step forward in understanding the neurobiology of cognitive function as well as genetically related neurological and psychiatric disorders," the researchers said.

More than 250,000 individuals were tested for their genetic data and measurements of intelligence while the study into neuroticism took data from almost half a million respondents.

Together these studies provide new insights into the neurobiology and genetics of cognition. Scientists also believe the newly-found "smart genes" may help protect against Alzheimer's disease and conditions like Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), the report said.

In a previous study, reported in the journal Nature Genetics, scientists announced the discovery of 52 genes linked to human intelligence. These "smart genes" accounted for 20 per cent of the discrepancies in IQ test results among tens of thousands of people examined, the researchers said.

Associated Press of Pakistan Corporation (APPC) - Pakistan's Premier News Agency

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PKR rate against US Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal - Check 16 April forex rates

Pakistani currency gains momentum against all currencies on April 16, 2024 Tuesday. US dollar was being quoted at 277.9 for buying and 280.85 for selling.

Euro was quoted at 295 for buying and 298 for selling while British Pound stands at 345 for buying, and 349 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.4 and Saudi Riyal's new rates was at 73.30. 

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 15 April 2024

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.9 280.85
Euro EUR 295 298
UK Pound Sterling GBP 345 349
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.45 76.2
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.3 74.05
Australian Dollar AUD 182.7 184.5
Bahrain Dinar BHD 739.38 747.38
Canadian Dollar CAD 204 206.2
China Yuan CNY 38.45 38.85
Danish Krone DKK 40.45 40.85
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.57 35.92
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.86 1.94
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 903.91 912.91
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.92 59.52
New Zealand Dollar NZD 167.63 169.63
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.38 25.68
Omani Riyal OMR 722.1 730.1
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.35 77.05
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 25.72 26.02
Swiss Franc CHF 307.11 309.61
Thai Bhat THB 7.61 7.76

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