Stupidity theory a dumb joke
- Stupidity theory a dumb joke
By Mandi Zonneveldt
March 03, 2003
A PIONEERING scientist's claim that gene therapy could be used to "cure
stupidity" has been dismissed by Australian experts as ludicrous.
James Watson, an American biologist who won a Nobel Prize for his role in
unlocking the structure of DNA, has advocated the use of gene therapy to
In a new documentary series, Mr Watson also claims beauty could be engineered
using DNA technology.
But Australian experts have dismissed the idea, saying science had not yet
given humans the ability to tamper with intelligence.
Australian Medical Association's ethics committee chairman Dr Trevor Mudge said
it was not yet known if intelligence was determined by genetic or environmental