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Do you have a degree in Maths?

If you are 16 years or over and have a degree in mathematics you could help with a study looking at genetics and mathematical ability.

Professor Simon Baron-Cohen Director of The Autism Research Centre, Cambridge and Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, University of Cambridge would like to invite you to take part in a new study that looks at the genetics associated with mathematical ability and whether there may be a link with autism.


All adults (over 16 years old) who are pursuing or have completed a degree in mathematics are welcome to take part in the study, whether you have an autism diagnosis or not.

If you would like to help with the research please visit:

All that is required from you is a saliva sample (using a kit sent and returned by post) and for you to answer some web-based questions.

All participants will be entered into a prize draw where you have the opportunity to win 1 of 5 £200 gift vouchers.

Further information

For additional information, you can email the team, Clara Buckingham and Dr Christopher Smith, at