I've come onto this as I opened Internet Explorer to check Windows Update. Slate is running this article
about a new documentary portraying the family background of a little girl considered a young Pollock, as his painting style is very similar to that of the famous painter (disclaimer: I'm not much into classic forms of art). Setting aside her latent talent, the documentary poses the question about the possibility of her being a prodigy, or simply a well guided kid by the hand of his father, the latter possibility bringing to the table the old debate about wether parent could take such advantage of a little genius, and the not so common one about she really understand what she expresses in the canvas, or (again) if her father is shaping everything to looks like it.
¿A kid genius or an ambitious father?
For those interested in if genetic heritage determine wether a kid will be a genius or not, there is this other
series of articles about a Nobel prize sperm bank (yup, it sounds weird, doesn't it?), and kids conceived after their mothers were inseminated with sperm from that bank. It's really long, so be sure to have something to eat and drink while you ran through them. I've only read one of the parts, and the comments some of the mothers told about their children regarding their genes sent chills down my spine.