In the study, initiated by a team of investigators at McLean Hospital, the genetic data of close to 200,000 people were racked up as part of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium-PTSD Group.
Infants may be born with the ability to distinguish musical tones, with their exhibition of skills beginning by six months of age, study finds.
The findings, appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Neuroscience, was based on the genetic data of participants residing in the U.S., UK, Denmark, Germany, and Sweden.
The study was conducted by a research team in the U.S. and Sweden. It included the medical records of more than 800,000 Swedish children and relatives.
The new findings conducted by the University of Queensland were released in JAMA Psychiatry.
Released in the peer-reviewed journal Neuron, the study zeroed in on two NLGN4 genes: NLGN4X and NLGN4Y, both known to be linked to autism spectrum disorder.
For the study, the US-based research team turned to brain imaging analysis of certain regions in 315 participants aged 7-13, the majority of which were diagnosed with ADHD.
A new study out by the University of Bristol suggests that students' genetic data cannot predict educational attainment with certainty.