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Friendly Genes
Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder affecting one in 25,000 people, is characterized by extreme sociability and mental retardation.


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Breaking the Shell
Autism encompasses a wide spectrum of disorders characterized by an inability to form social relationships. Can early intervention mitigate these symptoms?


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'Every Sound is a Present'
An electronic device restores hearing to the profoundly deaf, allowing many children to learn to speak and converse in oral English.


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Finding Her Voice
Technological innovations help a young woman with cerebral palsy speak to her family and friends, and live out her dream of writing.


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Isaac and Friends
A Swedish innovation called ISAAC - a cell phone, digital camera and computer, all in one - helps the disabled become more independent.


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Nerves of Steel
Artificial electric stimulation helps the paralyzed stand, walk, and use their hands.


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Mind Over Matter
Scientists harness the brain's potential to move objects with the power of thought.


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New Brain- Old Tricks
Neurologists show that languages learned at a young age are stored in different parts of the brain than languages learned later in life.


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