New Genetic Mutations Linked to ASD

Jul 24, 2020 by

Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have identified mutations in a gene called CNOT1, which is interacts with several autism genes. The mutations affect memory, learning and brain development....

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Father’s fitness may boost kids’ brain power

Apr 26, 2018 by

Exposing mice to a stimulating environment with lots of exercise increased their learning ability, and also the learning ability of their offspring....

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Cognitive ability genes identified

Dec 4, 2017 by

Research from Feinstein Institute of Medical Research in New York looked at the results of 107,207 people’s neuropsychological tests and genomes. The scientists unlocked new details about the role of genetics in cognitive skills....

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Common genetic variant may age the brain

Jun 30, 2017 by

Researchers have discovered that older adults who have two “bad” copies of a particular gene—TMEM106B‑‑show greater aging in the frontal cortex compared to their peers who have two “normal” copies of the gene....

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Alzheimer’s gene’s side effects can be seen during child brain development...

Aug 21, 2016 by

A new study indicates that the effects of the AD gene apolipoprotein E (APOE) may be detected before the age of 20. In addition, children with certain genotypes have lower memory and thinking skills....

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The same genes that influence health shape cognitive skills

Mar 21, 2016 by

Genes associated with Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and autism also appear to have an impact on some cognitive functions....

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