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Adults with Autism Overcome Childhood Language Challenges

In a small study of adults with autism, researchers showed that some language comprehension challenges that are a hallmark of the disorder in children aren’t a problem in adults. They processed unrelated words as well as adults without the disorder and their brains use distinct learning strategies to do so.
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Mobile DNA | Science: Out of the Box

It turns out that not all of our DNA sequence is static. Kathy Burns, M.D., Ph.D., explains how mobile DNA can make copies of itself and jump around the genome.