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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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Cancer Mutations and Random DNA Copying Errors

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center scientists report data from a new study providing evidence that random DNA copying “mistakes” account for nearly two-thirds of the mutations that cause cancer.