autism

The Genetics of Empathy

June 06, 2017
In a first-of-its kind study looking at empathy, researchers have found strong evidence that the ability to read and understand emotions in others simply by looking into their eyes is...
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This Year’s Top Ten Genetic Findings

December 27, 2013
Each year at this time 23andMe puts together a list of the most interesting genetic findings of 2013. We’re doing that again but with a twist. We want to include...
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SNPWatch: A tale of two fingers

August 02, 2013
By David Tran Look at your hands. Is your ring finger longer than your index finger, or vice versa? The length of a person’s index finger relative to his or...
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Mito Mightily Disappoints Autism Researchers

July 19, 2013
By Amick B. Research shows a strong genetic basis for autism, but for years scientists have been unable to pinpoint the specific genetic variants associated with the condition, which may...
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Top Genetic Findings of 2012

December 20, 2012
Take a moment to look back at the ten most interesting and significant genetic findings of 2012 or at least the ones that drew our attention. In the last 12...
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Older Dads

September 27, 2012
For a long time prospective fathers could wile away the years without much worry about when to have kids, while prospective moms were constantly checking their ticking biological clocks.A recent...
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SNPwatch: Genetic Variation Linked to Autism Risk In Boys

May 21, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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SNPwatch: Connections Between Brain Cells May Be Key To Autism Puzzle

April 28, 2009
SNPwatch gives you the latest news about research linking various traits and conditions to individual genetic variations. These studies are exciting because they offer a glimpse into how genetics may...
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Researchers Identify Genetic Variant Linking Autism And Gastrointestinal Disorders

March 04, 2009
Autism, a neurological disorder that impairs a person’s ability to communicate with and relate to others, affects one in every 150 American children. Genetics is thought to be at least...
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