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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.

Wellcome Krzysztof!

Today we welcome Krzys joining us for his PhD, a project funded by Medical Research Scotland in collaboration with Canon Medical Research Europe

Saying farewell

This week we are saying goodbye to Rebeca and Angela. Rebeca did her PhD and post-doc with us while Angela joined the group on a visiting scholarship and then stayed first as research assistant and then as PhD student. It does feel like the end of an era! We are sad...

Congratulations Angela!!!

Many congratulation Angela in passing your viva with minor corrections. Very sad to miss hugs and proper celebrations , but very happy and proud of your achievement!

New preprint!

Check out our new preprint reporting a meta-analysis to understand handedness frequencies in twins for which Judith Schmitz in our lab led the analysis. Another great collaboration with Sebastian Ocklenburg (Ruhr University Bochum) and Marietta Papadatou-Pastou...

First 2021 preprint

We are happy to share our first preprint of 2021 out in medRxiv reporting our latest work on language genetics. See this twitter explainer if you would like to find out more about this work.

PhD opportunity

Opportunity to a PhD to study the origin handedness. Apply to this project in collaboration with Prof Andy Gardner, School of Biology. Deadline 5th January. More details at this link

New paper

See the latest consortium paper reporting the results for a dyslexia GWAS. Although single associations were not identified, the study demonstrates how similar genetic backgrounds contributed to different traits and disorders. The study was led by Alessandro Gialluisi...

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