Ana Pena, PhD,  —

Ana is a molecular biologist with a passion for discovery and communication. As a science writer, she looks for connecting the public, in particular patients and healthcare providers, with clear and quality information about the latest medical advances. Ana holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, where she specialized in infectious diseases, epigenetics, and gene expression.

Articles by Ana Pena

Deficits in Language Processing Seen in FMR1 Premutation Carriers

Women who carry premutations in the FMR1 gene have poorer language-related abilities, similar to those found among parents of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a fragile X syndrome-related condition, a study has found. The study, “Language processing skills linked to FMR1 variation: A study of gaze-language coordination…