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The Conversation: What will my child’s life be like? Newly identified genes may help diagnose autism and disability

Author:┬áJozef Gecz We have identified 38 new genes that are strongly associated with autism and intellectual disability. Some of the genes appear to be primarily associated with autism, and others primarily associated with intellectual disability. We also found evidence reinforcing the importance of 53 previously identified genes in autism and intellectual disability. Improved knowledge of […]

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The Conversation: Before pregnancy even starts, healthy weight in mums and dads lowers obesity risk in children

Authors:┬áMichelle Lane, Rebecca Robker, and Tod Fullston Children born to obese women have double the chance of being obese themselves by age two, compared to children born to women of a recommended body mass index (BMI). Childhood obesity is also strongly linked with obesity in fathers. But how can obesity in adults influence the weight […]

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