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Special Segment (Twins Study) #553775

NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 02, 1987
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Minneapolis, Minnesota: Robert Bazell) Study of genetics and identical twins at University of Minnesota discussed; details given, scenes shown. Genes said more important than environment in determining one's intelligence. [Twin project dir. Dr. Thomas BOUCHARD - says there is a lot of similarity between twins.] "Jim Twins" featured; details given, scenes shown. [BOUCHARD - says genetic involvement in intelligence is somewhere between 50 and 75%.] Ending soc. welfare programs for underprivileged children said feared because of the study. [BOUCHARD - says we should make kids' lives better but you cannot make everyone the same.] Poverty &intelligence discussed. [Psychologist Dr. David LYKKEN - says it is possible to lower IQs.] Role for genetics in most human behavior noted.

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom

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