Hsu has also predicted that with the gene sequences of about 1 million people we could construct a good genomic predictor for cognitive ability and identify most of the associated common SNPs. Hsu has now gotten close to a good genetic predictor of height. His prediction about being able to predict intelligence seems even more credible. One challenge is that intelligence measurement is not precise and unambiguous like a height measurement.
1. The actual heights of most individuals in our replication tests are within a few centimeters of their predicted height.
2. The variance captured by the predictor is similar to the estimated GCTA-GREML SNP heritability. Thus, our results resolve the missing heritability problem for common SNPs.