We just published a new study in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders. With this work we have followed up the results from a previous GWAS that reported associations

with language impairment at the NOP9 gene under a parent of origin effect. We provide further data to interprete the original findings as well as illustrating the value of collecting family-based cohorts and the challenge of working with complex cognitive traits. The study was led by Emily Frinton, who initiated this project during her dissertation placement in our group, and Kerry Pettigrew, who was post-doc in our lab. The work was conducted in collaboration with the University of Oxford, the University of York and Aston University.