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Silvia Paracchini Research Group

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PhD opportunity in our lab

Application are open for a 4 year fully funded PhD project to study the genomics and evolution of cognitive abilities. This is a collaboration with Sonja Vernes and Andy Lynch. Get in touch at sp58@st-andrews.ac.uk for any queries. More details here:...

New paper!

Check out Silvia's latest review on the genetics of handedness https://www.mdpi.com/2073-8994/13/10/1792

New paper

New paper led by Judith reporting the first GWAS for hearing abilities in children is now out in Neuropsychiatric Genetics!!! Find out more at this link .

New preprint!

The largest genetic study conducted to day in over a million of study participants is out as preprint on MedRxiv. The analysis was led by Dr Michelle Luciano at the University of Edinburgh and involved many research groups from the GenLang Consortium, including our...

Our work in the news

In occasion of International Left Handers Day our work was covered in this article published in Oggi Scienza

SSSR2021

Silvia attended the SSSR2021 (Society for Scientific Study of Reading) conference where she gave a talk and took part to a live Q&A session in a symposium on dyslexia and co-morbid disorders. More details of the conference can be found here.

New project: St Andrews/Bonn collaboration

We are delighted for the award of a St Andrews/Bonn collaborative grant. Through this collaboration we will extend our work looking aimed at dissecting the genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders through new computational methods. Read here about the project.

New preprint out in bioRxiv!

Check out our latest work led by Judith looking at the heritability of hand, foot and hand preference out in bioRxiv. For a quick summary, Judith has posted on Twitter a great explainer of the paper.

New Paper

The preprint reporting the role of a rare variant in the ATP2C2 gene in language disorders is out in Human Molecular Genetics. Work led by Angela and resulting from a multidisciplinary and international collaboration.

New paper

Our new paper exploring possible links between handedness and mathematical abilities is out in Laterality. A free version is available here.

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