A Deep Dive into Neuroscience

Caroline Newman
December 13, 2021

Article by UVA Today

Image of a brain and scuba divers

UVA researchers have also made several important discoveries about autism, which affects one in 59 American children. New research published in April shows how autism spectrum disorders manifest differently in boys and girls. Combining genetic research with brain imaging, researchers including UVA’s Kevin Pelphrey and John D. Van Horn identified differences in genes and the “genetic burden” of the condition in boys and girls, and ways the brains of girls with autism spectrum disorders respond differently to social cues than girls without autism.

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