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IDDRC 2019 special issue

The IDDRC 2019 special issue has been published in Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders with an editorial and 9 research and review articles covering a wide range of topics with a focus on white matter and neurodevelopmental disorders, in memory of Jean de Vellis (1935-2018) who was a leading expert in white matter pathophysiology and Director of the UCLA IDDRC. 

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Joseph Piven, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Section Editors

Declan Murphy, Kings College London, UK (Clinical Neuroscience)
John L Rubenstein, University of California, San Francisco, USA (Basic Neuroscience)
Stephan Sanders, University of California, San Francisco, USA (Genetics and Genomics)
Helen Tager-Flusberg, Boston University, USA (Cognition and Behavior)

Associate Editors

Christine Ecker, Goethe University, Germany (Clinical Neuroscience)
Jed Elison, University of Minnesota, USA (Cognition and Behavior)
Bonnie Klein-Tasman, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA (Cognition and Behavior)
Donna Werling, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA (Genetics and Genomics)

Aims and scope

Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders is an open access journal that integrates current, cutting-edge research across a number of disciplines, including neurobiology, genetics, cognitive neuroscience, psychiatry and psychology. The journal’s primary focus is on the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, fragile X syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, Turner Syndrome, 22q Deletion Syndrome, Prader-Willi and Angelman Syndrome, Williams syndrome, lysosomal storage diseases, dyslexia, specific language impairment and fetal alcohol syndrome. With the discovery of specific genes underlying neurodevelopmental syndromes, the emergence of powerful tools for studying neural circuitry, and the development of new approaches for exploring molecular mechanisms, interdisciplinary research on the pathogenesis of neurodevelopmental disorders is now increasingly common. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders provides a unique venue for researchers interested in comparing and contrasting mechanisms and characteristics related to the pathogenesis of the full range of neurodevelopmental disorders, sharpening our understanding of the etiology and relevant phenotypes of each condition.

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Thematic series
FMR1 premutation
Edited by: Randi Hagerman, Paul Hagerman, and Flora Tassone

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Archival content

Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders transferred from Springer to BioMed Central in 2012, becoming a fully open access journal. To view the journal's content prior to this transition, please see SpringerLink.

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