Autism genes linked to higher intelligence
Genetic variations associated with autism spectrum disorders have been linked to better cognitive ability in individuals who do not have the condition, new research suggests. A large population-based study showed that individuals in the general population who carry more of the genetic variations associated with ASD perform slightly better on cognitive function tests than those who carry fewer of the genetic variants, although the advantage conferred by ASD-associated genes appears to be small.
7701 Las Colinas Blvd., Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063