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Autism is a developmental brain disorder characterized by impaired social interactions, communication problems, and repetitive behaviors.
autismautism is a developmental brain disorder characterized by … autism is not known, however, it is likely influenced by genetics . autism is one of a group of related developmental …
Genetic Disorders
Autism is characterized by impaired social interactions, problems with verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors.
autism represents a broad group of developmental disorders … behaviors or severely limited activities and interests. … autism - or more precisely the autism spectrum disorders … not certain what causes autism, but it's likely that both genetics and environment play a role. the causes of autism
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New research provides a better understanding of some of the genetic and cellular changes in pathways and processes involved in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
… to uncover dozens of genes that heighten the risk for autism . joseph buxbaum, ph.d., icahn school of medicine at …
Genetic Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neurological disorder that affects a person's ability to control their behavior and pay attention to tasks.
… deficit hyperactivity disorder, adhd, attention span, autism , neurological disorder, genetic disorder, genetic …
Genetic Disorders
Phenylketonuria is an inherited disorder of metabolism that causes an increase in the blood of a chemical known as phenylalanine.
… classic pku include seizures, developmental delay, and autism . boys and girls who have classic pku may also have …
Genetic Disorders
WAGR syndrome is a genetic condition caused by a deletion of genes located on chromosome 11, often causing eye problems and increased risk of cancer in babies.
… behavioral, and/or psychiatric disorders including autism , attention deficit disorder, obsessive compulsive … national wilms' tumor study national eye institute (nei) genetics and rare diseases information center finding …
Genetic Disorders
Fragile X syndrome is an inherited intellectual disability caused by a mutation in the FMR1 gene.
… hand flapping, hand biting, temper tantrums and autism . other behaviors in boys after they have reached …
Genetic Disorders
Velocardiofacial syndrome is the most common syndrome associated with a cleft palate.
… have communication and social interaction problems such as autism. as adults, these individuals have an increased risk … for vcfs velocardiofacial syndrome [] genetics home reference: 22q11.2 deletion syndrome the …
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NHGRI has appointed Chris Gunter, Ph.D., as a senior advisor for genomics engagement. In this role, Dr. Gunter will advise the NHGRI director and the institute on issues and challenges associated with engaging the public about genomics and genomic medicine.
… her research investigating primate social behavior and autism genetics , as well as evaluating methods of public engagement …
Dr. Bailey-Wilson is the co-chief of and a senior investigator in NHGRI's Computational and Statistical Genomics Branch.
… risk factors. dr. bailey-wilson specializes in statistical genetics and genetic epidemiology and is especially … factors for lung cancer, prostate cancer, eye disorders, autism and oral clefts. dr. bailey-wilson received her b.a. … cancer, prostate cancer, myopia and other eye diseases, autism and cleft lip and palate. trained in statistical …