This health video focus' on babies born of genius sperm. Are they really smarter than other kids? Take a look at this fascinating experiment.
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Adrienne Ramm: We really wanted to have a family that would really contribute to wonderful things in this society. Dr. Dean Edell: Adrienne and David Ramm had a dream, but when they were unable to conceive, they reached out for help from an unusual source. David Plotz: What Robert Graham did is he turned infertility into a consumer business and he turned sperm banks, like, ah, into catalog shopping. Dr. Dean Edell: The Ramm's contacted Graham's repository for germinal choice, a sperm bank that collected sperm from Nobel Prize winners and other high achieving men. David Ramm: I think every mother and father thinks that when they have a child it is going to be wonderful, beautiful and intelligent and talented, right? This was the same thing. Dr. Dean Edell: The Ramm's picked a donor with specific attributes -- a scientist who loved music. Their daughter Leandra has turned out to be an accomplished opera singer and has an IQ of 135. Leandra Ramm: I sang my whole life pretty much because my mom is a pianist, so I kind of, like, grew up with music. Dr. Dean Edell: So did Leandra's ability come from her genes or her environment? Perhaps it's both. Dr. Lee Silver: You can be born with all the musical talent in the world, but if you don't practice piano, you're not going to be a great musician. Leandra Ramm: It's definitely a combination between gene and the background I had growing up and I think I was really lucky to have really great parents. I am Dr. Dean Edell.
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