Developmental mechanisms of language delay

GEL team members working on the project: Dr Meaburn

Collaborators: Dr Dianne Newbury (Oxford Brookes)

Funded by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) ; Birkbeck ISSF Career Development award

The Project This new collaboration is focused on understanding the role rare genetic variants play in the development of extreme language phenotypes.  We are using whole exome sequencing data of a cohort of infants at elevated likelihood of neurodevelopmental disorders to ask if individuals with rare deleterious mutations show altered neurocognitive and language trajectories as compared to general population samples