In general, if we talk about the artificial reproduction of geniuses, German programs to create pure-blooded Aryans, a race of superhumans, come to mind. In the Third Reich, great attention was paid to genetics and eugenics. An example of this is the Lebensborn program (with its source of life), which was launched in 1936. This program, according to its creators, was supposed to encourage the eugenic children to constitute the golden gene pool of the German nation. The main task of the organization was to encourage the birth of children in the SS, as well as to care and provide all possible assistance to all mothers and children of "good blood".
At the end of the Second World War, the fate of such children was not the best. Many had to grow in an atmosphere of contempt, from childhood they received the label of "Nazi criminals." The biological or adoptive parents of such children often chose to remain silent about the Lebensborn program. At the same time, the Germans created orphanages "Lebensborn" not only in Germany, but also in the occupied countries of Europe. According to some data, in the framework of the Germanization of Slavs from the territory of Belarus, Ukraine and Russia, from 5 to 50 thousands of children under the age of 3 were exported. Often these were newborns. The absolute majority of them, most likely, have grown this way, considering themselves to be real Germans.
However, the Germans did not try to create geniuses, all their efforts were aimed at creating an excellent gene pool. All this is good, but it only affects the physical aspects of such children. It would be a healthy, physically advanced generation, but it has a distant relation to genius.
Not so long ago, the results of the experiment on artificial cultivation of geniuses, which was conducted in the United States since 1980, became known to the general public. American scientists have recognized the complete failure of their experiment. Of the 200 children who were born of Nobel laureates with the help of artificial insemination, only 1 demonstrated outstanding ability. But even this only child drowned them in a fun pastime, alcohol and drugs. According to scientists, the nature of genius turned out to be much more complex than previously thought.
The experience, which began in the USA in 1980, is one of the last major experiments on the creation of a superman. Geneticist Robert Grekhem with the support of a number of his graduate students started a large-scale project. According to scientists, they collected the sperm of prominent people on the planet, the backbone of the assembled bank were Nobel laureates. It is precisely known that the laureate of the prize, mathematician John Forbes Nash, made his “contribution” to the future geniuses. Almost certainly, Jonas Salk, one of the discoverers of the polio vaccine, took part in the experiments.
However, this experiment almost immediately ran into a number of problems. It turned out that American women do not want to give birth to future geniuses. First of all, they dreamed of seeing their children healthy and beautiful, and lastly they dreamed of their career as chemists, physicists or mathematicians. Experiments in this program went to 1999 year. After the death of the founder of the project, the “factory of geniuses” finally closed. In all, more than 200 children came into the world during this time, but they all were no different from their peers; only one boy, Doron Bley, was endowed with excellent data. His IQ was 180, in 2, he already knew how to use a computer, in 5 years he read Hamlet. However, this did not help him; over time, the young man turned into classical fatherlessness, abandoned his studies and began to get involved in the occult sciences.
At present, scientists only have to figure out which genes and how they influence the talent of a person in a particular area. Today, it is more or less clear only what genes are responsible for the talent of a person in the sports field. Here we need genes that control, for example, the growth of blood vessels in the heart or how efficiently glucose is oxidized in muscle cells. This mainly applies to those sports that require a person for a long period of physical exertion: running, swimming, skiing, etc. Theoretically, already nowadays, according to the results of genetic tests, you can tell the parents of a baby who want to give it to the athletics section, whether the child has serious chances for a successful sports career and an Olympic medal. At the same time, with creative and scientific activities everything is much more complicated.
However, genetic scientists, despite the failures of experiments to create a "breed" of geniuses, still do not stop believing in the chance to grow geniuses from a test tube, having guessed the nature of human genius. This chance lies in genetic engineering. However, before the realization of Nietzsche's cherished dream, which at one time was picked up by fascist leaders and then racists of various stripes, very considerable efforts will be required, namely, it is necessary to unravel the genetic code of people's genius, decipher which genes are responsible for human mental abilities, and also analyze millions of combinations. In order to figure it all out, you will most likely need hundreds of years of research. And if they succeed, it is possible that the first geniuses from the test tube will appear. And then the question of ethics will come out on top. The question will be how children, who, before they were born, rummaged in the genetic code, having predetermined their fate, will behave and feel.