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International team uncovers new genes that shape brain size, intelligence.

Dr. Paul Thompson, professor of neurology and member of the UCLA Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at the David Geffen School of Medicine, was quoted in the coverage. The April 15 edition of Nature Genetics published the findings. Research by UCLA scientists and international colleagues mapping human genes that correlate to a bigger brain and higher IQ was covered in 28 countries, including April 15 by the New York Times, Bloomberg, Live Science, HealthDay News, a Los Angeles Times blog, Discover, Yahoo! News and Israel's Haaretz; April 16 by TIME, Britain's Telegraph, New Scientist, WebMD, CBS Radio, The Atlantic Wire, Australia's Gizmodo, New Zealand's Top News, Fox News, the Huffington Post, News-Medical Net, 24 Medica, Asian News International and Agence France-Presse; April 17 by KPCC 89.3 FM's, Madeline Brand Show, Iran's Press TV, NewsTrack India, Agenzia Giornalistica Italia, and the French Tribune; and April 18 by Medscape and PsychCentral.

"International team uncovers new genes that shape brain size, intelligence"
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