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Spectrum: Autism Research News


Carina Storrs

Freelance Writer,

April 2014

Clinical research: Seizures common with 15q11-13 duplication

by  /  18 April 2014

People with duplications of the 15q11-13 chromosomal region, which is linked to certain neurological disorders, can experience a variety of seizures, according to a study published 6 February in Epilepsia. They may also respond better to some seizure medications than others.

March 2014

Genetics: MicroRNA may suppress autism gene expression

by  /  25 March 2014

A small fragment of RNA may regulate the expression of RORA, a gene implicated in many autism-related pathways, according to a study published 6 February in Scientific Reports.