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Evidence from Turner's syndrome of an imprinted X-linked locus affecting cognitive function

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Turner's syndrome is a sporadic disorder of human females in which all or part of one X chromosome is deleted. Intelligence is usually normal but social adjustment problems are common. Here we report a study of 80 females with Turner's syndrome and a single X chromosome, in 55 of which the X was maternally derived (45,Xm) and in 25 it was of paternal origin (45,Xp). Members of the 45,Xp group were significantly better adjusted, with superior verbal and higher-order executive function skills, ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/42706

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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Nature Journal website
Volume:
387
Pages:
705–708
Publication date:
1997-06-12
Acceptance date:
1997-05-01
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pubs:394672
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uri:b45819a1-50b2-41aa-957c-e1f54736b335
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uuid:b45819a1-50b2-41aa-957c-e1f54736b335
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