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Of mice, men and proteasomes; OTUD6B variant causes intellectual and physical disability

One of Dr. Magdalena Walkiewicz’s patients had not received a genetic diagnosis for his condition that included a number of intellectual and physical disabilities. After following the appropriate protocols, Walkiewicz, an assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at… 823 more words


D is for Dyspraxia

My teenage son has dyspraxia. When I tell people this, most of them give me a politely blank look, meaning, “I have no idea what you’re talking about but I’m too embarrassed to tell you.” And this is the response I’ve also had from his teachers during his 10 years at school. 820 more words

Creative Non-fiction

A striking number of genetic changes can occur early in human development

Dr. Pengfei Liu has a challenging job.  As the assistant laboratory director of Baylor Genetics and assistant professor of molecular and human genetics at Baylor College of Medicine… 1,046 more words

Human Genetics

Maternal immune activation may increase the risk of Autism and Prenatal Brain Development

Neurodevelopmental disorders are linked up with widely varying points of difficulty which may have substantial mental, emotional, physical, and economic consequences for individuals, and in turn their families and social club in general. 406 more words

Happy Holidays with Autism

By Andrea Davis

Tis the season for loud, noisy Christmas ballads blasting throughout the department stores and seas of people crowding shopping malls to take advantage of those holiday sales. 1,184 more words

Black Womanhood

Developmental Coordination Disorder in the Classroom


Elisabeth Hill, Laura Crane and Emma Sumner are based in the Department of Psychology’s Goldsmiths Action Lab.  Their research focuses on a range of neurodevelopmental conditions, particularly autism and developmental coordination disorder. 884 more words


Juliana and Lily

Update: A family has stepped forward for Juliana and Lily!!!

Sorry this is a day late! These two beautiful little girls will hopefully make up for it. 267 more words