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Topics featured in this article:
- A genetic link between autism and prodigy finally found
- Living in towns and cities can increase the risk of brain shrinkage and silent strokes
- Latest research suggests no link between MMR and autism
- A study at the University of Kentucky: Exciting new treatment for Parkinson’s
- 3 Nontoxic air fresheners you should know about
- Treating sleep apnea may delay cognitive decline
A genetic link between autism and prodigy found
Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of a genetic link between prodigy and autism.
The scientists found that child prodigies in their sample share some of the same genetic variations with people who have autism. These shared genetic markers occur on chromosome 1, according to the researchers from The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.
The findings confirm a hypothesis made by Joanne Ruthsatz, co-author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State’s Mansfield campus.
Read the press release here.