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Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
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Do lost connections between brain regions guarantee impaired function? Imaging techniques show normal functional activity in people with missing links, spurring scientists to say: not necessarily.
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An estimated 8 to 10 percent of children in the U.S. have some form of learning disability involving difficulties in the acquisition and use of listening, speaking, reading, writing, reasoning, or mathematical abilities. These problems often occur in people with normal or even high intelligence.
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One of the most common and least understood neurobiological disorders, Tourette syndrome is an inherited disorder that affects about 200,000 Americans. Males are affected three to four times as often as females.
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Down syndrome, the most frequently occurring chromosomal condition, appears in 1 of every 691 babies, or about 6,000 babies annually in the U.S.
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Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by impaired social skills; verbal and nonverbal communication difficulties; and narrow, obsessive interests or repetitive behaviors.
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Characterized by excessively inattentive, hyperactive, or impulsive behaviors, ADHD affects an estimated 5 to 8 percent of school-age children.
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There has been no conclusive, scientific evidence that any part of a vaccine causes autism.
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An unexpected finding decades ago has helped create one of the first success stories for gene therapy and hope for vision restoration in people.
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