Researchers from the University of Cambridge are crowd-sourcing data to study the genetics of mathematical ability and Autism

The study

The research group led by Professor Simon Baron-Cohen at the University of Cambridge are running a study looking at the genetics associated with mathematical ability and whether there may be a link with autism. All adults (over 16 years old) are welcome to participate, whether you have an autism diagnosis or not. As with all studies on Heterogeneous, you own all of your data and can choose exactly who has access to it and what research you want to support. If you have genetic data from 23andMe, they can use this data in the study. For participants who have not had their genomes sequenced, free genome-sequencing may be provided in the future for some participants in the study by Heterogeneous or by the researchers.

How does it work? 4 steps

(1) Sign up

Register with Heterogeneous on the bottom of this page - all you need is an email address and a password.

(2) Participate in the study

There are two tests - the math test is 12 questions to be completed in a maximum of 20 minutes and the 'autism quotient' test is 50 questions that should take you less than 10 minutes. The tests can be completed in any order and don't have to be done on the same day!

(3) If you have it, add your 23andMe data

If you already have data from 23andMe (a genetic testing company) you can add it to your profile for researchers to use. If you don't, then you can still participate and may be eligible for a free test through this project!

(4) Get updates the research you support

Thank you for supporting an important research project! We will update you on the results of the study as it progresses.

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