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Tag: IQ

November 2016

Brains of people with autism may be enlarged throughout life

by  /  13 November 2016

The brain enlargement commonly seen in toddlers with autism may persist into adolescence and adulthood.

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Questions for Bishop, Havdahl: Tantrums trick autism tests

by  /  1 November 2016

Children with low intelligence or behavioral issues — but not autism — may meet the criteria for autism on standard diagnostic tests.

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September 2016

Webinar: Maureen Durkin dissects the epidemiology of autism

28 September 2016

Watch the complete replay of Maureen Durkin’s webinar, in which she discussed the epidemiology of autism and intellectual disability, including changes in the prevalence of each condition.

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Words say little about cognitive abilities in autism

by  /  5 September 2016

Nearly half of children with autism who speak few or no words have cognitive skills that far exceed their verbal abilities.

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May 2016

Analysis of syndrome weakens gene’s link to autism

by  /  20 May 2016

Mutations in an autism-linked gene called AUTS2 do not cause the condition’s core social features, according to the most comprehensive clinical portrait to date.

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March 2016

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

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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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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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

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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