Your intelligence is inherited from this parent

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Finally, something you learned in middle school biology is relevant!

We know that our genes play a huge factor in who we are. Genetics influence not only what we look like, but our interests, abilities, health and so much more. And now we know a little more about brains and genetics.

Recent research reveals that your intelligence can be traced back to your mother. The genes that influence how smart we are are located on the X chromosomes. And if you recall, women have two X chromosomes.

There's basically no way your smarts come from Dad. If that intelligence gene is passed on from your father, it's simply deactivated because it's a gene that 'behave[s] differently depending on their origin'.

However, while genetics aren't a sole influencer in how smart a person is, your mother's IQ is a huge influencer of your IQ. But it's also about the bond between parents and children, their relationships and attachment.

So, if you didn't understand most of this, just know Mom is the reason you didn't get into Harvard.

Scroll through to see an athlete who thanks his mom for his skills:

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Mom and son compete in Olympics together
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Mom and son compete in Olympics together
In this photo taken on Thursday, April 28, 2016, former champion Nino Salukvadze, left, and her son Tsotne Machavariani attends a training session in Tbilisi, Georgia. Going into her eighth Olympics, former champion Nino Salukvadze has plenty of reasons to be proud of her long career, but this time in Rio de Janeiro has something extra, though, as she and her 18-year-old son make history in what is believed to be the first time a mother and son have competed at the same Olympics. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
In this photo taken on Thursday April 28, 2016, former champion Nino Salukvadze, left, and her son Tsotne Machavariani pose for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Tbilisi, Georgia. Going into her eighth Olympics, former champion Nino Salukvadze has plenty of reasons to be proud of her long career, but this time in Rio de Janeiro has something extra, though, as she and her 18-year-old son make history in what is believed to be the first time a mother and son have competed at the same Olympics. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
Georgia's flag bearer Nino Salukvadze holds the national flag as she leads the contingent in the athletes parade during the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium July 27, 2012. REUTERS/Mike Blake (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS)
Gold medalist Guo Wenjun of China (C), silver medalist Natalia Paderina of Russia (L) and bronze medalist Nino Salukvadeze of Georgia celebrate on the podium of the women's 10m Air Pistol at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games on August 10, 2008 at Beijing Shooting Hall. Georgia's Nino Salukvadze third place finish came just hours after the entire Georgian squad had considered withdrawing from the Games in protest at Russia's role in the bloody conflict over South Ossetia.AFP PHOTO/ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)
Georgian sports shooter Nino Salukvadze takes aim during a practice session in Tbilisi, March 12, 2012. The 2012 London Olympics will be the seventh for Salukvadze, who has won a gold and a silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and hopes to win a medal in the upcoming games. The Olympic champion will take part in the women's 25m pistol and the women's 10m air pistol event. Picture taken March 12, 2012. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SHOOTING)
Georgian sports shooter Nino Salukvadze is seen at her home in Tbilisi, March 16, 2012. The 2012 London Olympics will be the seventh for Salukvadze, who has won a gold and a silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and hopes to win a medal in the upcoming games. The Olympic champion will take part in the women's 25m pistol and the women's 10m air pistol event. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SHOOTING)
Georgian sports shooter Nino Salukvadze takes aim during a practice session in Tbilisi, March 12, 2012. The 2012 London Olympics will be the seventh for Salukvadze, who has won a gold and a silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and hopes to win a medal in the upcoming games. The Olympic champion will take part in the women's 25m pistol and the women's 10m air pistol event. Picture taken March 12, 2012. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SHOOTING)
Georgian sports shooter Nino Salukvadze takes aim during a practice session in Tbilisi, March 12, 2012. The 2012 London Olympics will be the seventh for Salukvadze, who has won a gold and a silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and hopes to win a medal in the upcoming games. The Olympic champion will take part in the women's 25m pistol and the women's 10m air pistol event. Picture taken March 12, 2012. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SHOOTING)
Georgian sports shooter Nino Salukvadze takes aim during a practice session in Tbilisi, March 12, 2012. The 2012 London Olympics will be the seventh for Salukvadze, who has won a gold and a silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics and hopes to win a medal in the upcoming games. The Olympic champion will take part in the women's 25m pistol and the women's 10m air pistol event. Picture taken March 12, 2012. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: SPORT OLYMPICS SHOOTING)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 27: Nino Salukvadze of the Georgia Olympic shooting team carries his country's flag during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
In this photo taken on Thursday, April 28, 2016, Tsotne Machavariani, son of former champion Nino Salukvadze, poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Tbilisi, Georgia. Going into her eighth Olympics, former champion Nino Salukvadze has plenty of reasons to be proud of her long career, but this time in Rio de Janeiro has something extra, though, as she and her 18-year-old son make history in what is believed to be the first time a mother and son have competed at the same Olympics. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
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