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Brain imaging links language delay to chromosome deletion in children with neuro disorders

CHOP-led study suggests pathway common to autism, other disorders; hints at drugs to target overlapping illnesses

Child in MEG Machine
A child seated in a MEG machine has his head surrounded by the machine’s noninvasive magnetic detectors.
Credit: The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia


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In addition to his CHOP title, Roberts also is on the faculty of the at the University of Pennsylvania.

The provided grant support to Roberts for this study. of the Simons Foundation was a co-author of the study.

Auditory Evoked M100 Response Latency is Delayed in Children with 16p11.2 Deletion but not 16p11.2 Duplication,” Cerebral Cortex, published Feb. 11, 2015. Doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhv008

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