Living in close quarters, with rotating staff and sometimes inadequate protective equipment, group-home residents are especially vulnerable to COVID-19.
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Tag: intellectual disability
Standardized tests can reliably assess memory, language ability, executive function and other traits in people with intellectual disability linked to autism.
Doctors often conflate autism and intellectual disability, and no wonder: The biological distinction between them is murky. Scientific progress depends on knowing where the conditions intersect — and part ways.
Researchers have cataloged more than 100 mutations in DDX3X, a candidate gene for autism.
People with mutations in a gene called TBR1 have unusual features in several brain regions, along with autism traits and developmental delay.
Rare mutations in a gene called BAZ2B are associated with various conditions of brain development, including autism.
Autistic people who are hyperactive or have difficulty controlling their own impulses are the most likely to show ongoing self-injury.
Mutations in a gene called ZNF292 lead to a variety of developmental conditions, including autism and intellectual disability.
Here are seven Spectrum stories from this year that deserve a close look.