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Autism: The neural substrates of language in siblings  

This study hypothesizes that abnormalities in language-related cortex and decreased structural integrity of white matter connecting these regions are heritable neurobiological markers of language impairment in autism, and the heritable nature of autism suggests that siblings of children with autism may also exhibit these abnormalities. The proposed studies will provide insight into the etiology of language impairment in autism and will help to define genetic subgroups based on neurobiological markers that will complement existing behavioral phenotypes.


Funder National Institutes of Health
Fiscal Year Funding $33,151.00
Project Number F30NS055511-03
Principal Investigator Lindgren, Kristen
Strategic Plan Question Question 2: How Can I Understand What Is Happening? (Biology)
Strategic Plan Objective 2O. Not specific to Question 2 objectives
Federal or Private? Federal
Institution Boston University Medical Campus
State/Country Massachusetts
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History/Related Projects Autism: The neural substrates of language in siblings | $56,140.00 | 2009 | 5F30NS055511-04
Autism: The neural substrates of language in siblings | $56,955.00 | 2010 | 5F30NS055511-05