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Genetic variations in autism spectrum disorder genomic region may affect cognitive functions

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Researchers led by Sébastien Jacquemont (University of Montreal, Canada) have conducted the first study to examine the effects of duplications and deletions in 16p11.2, a genomic region associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), on specific cognitive domains. It was demonstrated that these alterations affect specific cognitive functions, highlighting the complexity and diversity of ASD. The findings were published in the journal Biological Psychiatry.
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