Whole Genome Sequencing of Mathematical Ability

This genetic study is testing for differences between mathematicians and non-mathematicians. Mathematicians have been chosen as clear examples of individuals who are talented at systemizing. This builds on our earlier genome wide association study (Baron-Cohen, S, Murphy, L, Chakrabarti, B, Craig, I, Mallya, U, Lakatosova, S, Rehnstrom, K, Peltonen, L, Wheelwright, S, Allison, C, Fisher, S, Warrier, V, (2014) A Genome wide association study of mathematical ability reveals an association at chromosome 3q29, a locus associated with autism and learning difficulties: a preliminary study. PLoS ONE, 9, e96374) but uses next generation sequencing, in collaboration with Illumina Inc.


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