Genes and autism

Last February an exciting paper on genes and autism was published by the prestigious journal Cell. Dozens of researchers from Boston, New York, San Francisco, Helsinki, Aarhus, Dublin and many more universities came together to sequence thousands of genes of neurotypical and neurodivergent subjects. The picture I prepared explains (or tries to) what the researchersContinue reading “Genes and autism”

Skin and pregnancy

It is said that pregnant women experience the “pregnancy glow”. The skin turns “rosy” and becomes softer. Well, during my pregnancy neither my skin nor my hair became shiny. So, moved by my curiosity, I made a literature research and found out the most common skin changes occurring during pregnancy. Pregnancy is characterized by immunologic,Continue reading “Skin and pregnancy”

Parenting is a choice

I recently start watching the new Netflix series “Babies”. The series hosts thirty-six scientists who devoted their life study children’s development. One of the scientists interviewed in the first episode in Prof. Ruth Feldman. I was very interested in what she explained, so I decided to read some of her last papers and write anContinue reading “Parenting is a choice”