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Investigating patterns to accelerate solutions.

At the Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Laboratory at Northwestern University, we research language and other abilities associated with autism, fragile X, and related conditions. We also investigate their associated genetic, environmental, and neural features.

Our specific study objectives include:

  • understanding different developmental strengths and challenges in language and other abilities associated with autism, fragile X, and related conditions;
  • defining subtle language and neuropsychological profiles among unaffected family members that may still be linked to the genes involved in autism and fragile X; and
  • documenting the connections between genes and environment in neurodevelopmental disabilities like autism/fragile X.

NDL among Northwestern research groups rethinking genetics

Environmental factors are now recognized to play a strong role in development, and pose risk factors even in strongly genetic conditions like autism. The NDL is one of the many labs at Northwestern that are considering the complex relationships between genes and environment. Check out this link to learn more!
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