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.

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January 2016
News

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.

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News

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.

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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?

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December 2015
News

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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News

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.

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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
News

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.

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June 2015
News

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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News

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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