Seems to be a real thing. http://blog.chron.com/sciguy/2011/07/china-at-work-on-finding-the-iq-genes-and-then-what/ This research is certainly interesting. I think it's about time someone started doing this kind of work. Personally, I think finding the "ingredients" for intelligence is going to be more complex then BGI Shenzen is imagining. Nevertheless, this can only contribute to our knowledge of genetics and neuroscience.