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Autism Genetics & Brain Cortex Surface Area (2024 Study)

Recent research has shed light on the complex relationship between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and alterations in the cortical surface area (SA) of the brain. By analyzing large-scale genetic data, scientists have begun to unravel the intricate genetic correlations and causal connections between these two factors. Highlights: Genetic Correlation Identified: The study found a nominal …

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Genetics of Anxiety Disorders: Insights from Human & Animal Research (2023)

Anxiety disorders, characterized by excessive or prolonged fear and anxiety, are influenced by both genetic and environmental factors. Recent advancements in genetics and animal model research are shedding light on the intricate neurobiological mechanisms underlying these conditions. Highlights: Anxiety disorders have a moderate heritability, indicating a significant genetic component. Chronic psychosocial stress and traumatic events …

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