Wednesday, April 14, 2010

William's Syndrome

Recently, science bloggers were talking about an interesting topic in neuroscience. A recent study has brought up an intriguing side to a genetic disease called William's Syndrome. William's syndrome is a genetic disease with a deletion of about 28 genes from chromosome 7. People with William's Syndrome are known to be very sociable and friendly. A new study about William's Syndrome showed that children with Williams do not show racial biases. Most of the time, children show preference to their own ethnicity. However, children with Williams do not. Ed Yong has posted an extensive review about this study. Also, Page 3.14 gives some direction to discussion about this topic.

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