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It's brave IQ world.

THE birth of the super race came a step closer yesterday.

Scientists said they had found the key to making people brainier.

Mice had become much smarter after experiments on the gene that appeared to control intelligence and memory.

Boffins in New Jersey conceded that there would strong opposition to a Brave New World.

But they forecast that the technical problems would eventually be overcome.

The study centred on a gene which helps control learning. Mice were given extra copies of it through DNA injections.

They were nicknamed Doogies after a character in the American TV show Doogie Howser, MD.

Doogies did far better than other mice in memory and learning tests.

British experts warned of hidden dangers in trying such tests of humans.
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