Daily Archives: January 3, 2013

FOXP2 – CNTNAP2 – No Evidence for Association in Language Traits

Analysis of two language-related genes in autism: a case-control association study of FOXP2 and CNTNAP2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23277129 Department of Genetics, Faculty of Biology, University of Barcelona Abstract Impairment of language abilities is a common feature in autistic individuals. Heterozygous mutations in … Continue reading

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Risk Gene for Alzheimer’s at Birth – Autism Implications.

Risk Genes for Alzheimer’s and Mental Illness Linked to Brain Changes at Birth http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130102205459.htm Jan. 2, 2013 — Some brain changes that are found in adults with common gene variants linked to disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and autism … Continue reading

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