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One of the two X-chromosomes is randomly selected and inactivated in the early embryonic stage in females (X-chromosome inactivation). Credit: Katsuhiko Tabuchi, Shinshu University, Japan

Looking behind a rare brain disease for clues to treat more common mental disorders

Mental retardation and microcephaly with pontine and cerebellar hypoplasia (MICPCH) is an X-linked disorder affecting females and characterized by severe intellectual disability, microcephaly, and...
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to have a child with autism

Women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to have a child with autism

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a condition that affects a woman’s hormone levels. Women with PCOS produce higher-than-normal amounts of male hormones. This hormone...
Factors That Lead to Greater College Success

Factors That Lead to Greater College Success

Educational achievement is a national priority because it creates both economic and personal gains. Similarly, U.S. college enrollments are increasing for greater educational attainment. According to...

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