Tag: IQ

March 2016
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Thomas Bourgeron: In search of ‘second hits’

by  /  1 March 2016

Taking a close look at people who have a mutation in a known autism gene may reveal why these people often have vastly different characteristics.

January 2016

DNA from mothers more prone to autism-linked glitches

by  /  18 January 2016

An autism-linked rearrangement on chromosome 16 often occurs on the copy of the chromosome inherited from the mother.


DNA duplication does not dictate intelligence, other traits

by  /  15 January 2016

People with an extra copy of the autism-linked chromosomal region 16p11.2 have a range of characteristics, suggesting that other genetic factors are at play.

Features / Deep Dive

Extraordinary minds: The link between savantism and autism

by  /  13 January 2016

Some people with autism have an exceptional talent for music, math, art or language. What accounts for their extraordinary brains?

December 2015

Autism features may vary with intelligence

by  /  18 December 2015

In children with autism, a high intelligence quotient does not guarantee good performance on a range of cognitive tests.

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Analysis unearths common genetic roots for disparate traits

by  /  4 December 2015

Using a new genetic approach, researchers are finding shared risk factors for seemingly unrelated conditions, ranging from autism to obesity.

October 2015
Opinion / Viewpoint

Male slant to research may skew autism’s reported sex ratio

by  /  19 October 2015

Clinicians may need to go beyond the ‘masks’ to find autism in women.

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July 2015

Early therapy may seed lasting gains in children with autism

by  /  9 July 2015

Children with autism who receive two years of intensive therapy as toddlers appear to maintain their social and behavioral gains two years later, suggests a new study. But some researchers are skeptical that the findings will hold true outside of a clinical trial setting.

June 2015

Diverse features found for autism-linked chromosome changes

by  /  29 June 2015

The first in-depth look at people with alterations in the 1q21.1 chromosomal region reveals a range of features, from problems with fine motor skills to autism.

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Common glitches in chromosomes can cause cognitive problems

by  /  18 June 2015

More than 10 percent of people carry deletions or duplications of DNA that diminish their intellectual capacity. The findings, based on a large study of an Estonian population, suggest that the bigger the mutation, the more severe a person’s cognitive deficits.

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