Current projects

This theme is led by the St Pourcain research group.

Human language is one of the most distinct and fascinating features of humankind. As a system of communication, language supports peer contact and interaction but also cognitive development, learning, and knowledge transfer. Our understanding of the genetic mechanisms behind this complex phenotype is, however, still poor. In this theme, we aim to decipher the genetic basis of language and communication in typically developing children using modern genetic epidemiological analysis techniques.


Genetic heterogeneity in Autism spectrum disorders

The developmental genetic architecture of social communication and interaction

Genetics of early language development

Genetic-relationship matrix structural equation modelling (GRM-SEM)

Genetics of head circumference

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