Rare syndrome points to sociability gene

日期:2019-03-01 09:09:01 作者:莘捺 阅读:

CHILDREN with a genetic disorder which prompts them to be over-friendly with strangers are providing clues to the origins of sociability. While those with Williams syndrome (WS) find it easy to walk up to perfect strangers and make eye contact, they struggle to form lasting relationships. So Julie Korenberg of the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and her colleagues wondered if people with WS might shed light on how sociability developed. The team identified a girl with WS who, unusually,