Are You Born Smart? Good at Hoops?

For years researchers have produced riveting evidence that genes and environment interface dynamically. Yellow grasshoppers can turn black if exposed to charred environments. Fertilized crocodile eggs can become male or female depending on temperature. Put the offspring of rats who test well solving mazes in boring, unstimulating cages and the pups will grow up to be terrible at mazes.. From
The many origins of intelligence
, a March 21 column in the Globe.