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Latest Twin study Stories

2011-07-05 19:44:10

The largest and most rigorous twin study of its kind to date has found that shared environment influences susceptibility to autism more than previously thought.

2011-07-05 13:00:53

After evaluating twin pairs in which at least one child has autism or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), researchers suggest that the shared environment may play a more substantial role in development of the condition than shared genes do.

2011-06-29 13:03:53

Living through weddings or divorces, job losses and children’s triumphs, we sometimes feel better and sometimes feel worse.

2010-12-11 00:27:19

Children with ADHD can sometimes have more difficulties on math and reading tests compared to their peers.

2010-09-28 13:47:58

Intelligence isn’t the only thing that predicts how much education people get; family, culture, and other factors are important, too.

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2010-01-20 10:13:37

A twin study by collaborators at MIT and in Beijing shows that face recognition is heritable, and that it is inherited separately from general intelligence or IQ.

2010-01-11 13:31:45

While genetics play a key role in children’s initial reading skills, a new study of twins is the first to demonstrate that environment plays an important role in reading growth over time.

2009-11-12 04:23:00

LONDON, November 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - A Love of Pop and Classical Music is Partly in our Genes If you've ever wondered why a close group of friends might like completely different types of music, blame their genes.

2009-08-05 17:10:33

A study contradicts research published earlier that concluded anesthesia in those younger than age 4 is linked to learning problems, a U.S. researcher says. Dr.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.