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Skip to 0 minutes and 10 secondsThere have been various attempts, over the years, to create sperm banks which only accept sperm from highly intelligent men, including Nobel laureates. Whilst there is a significant heritable component to intelligence, sperm from older men who have proved themselves in their careers may be fewer in number, less motile, and more prone to harbour single gene mutations than sperm from younger men.

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