Excitatory and inhibitory neurons can derive from the same cellular source in the developing human brain, a new study suggests, overturning a 20-year-old hypothesis. Tomasz Nowakowski discusses the finding’s implications for autism research.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
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Mice with autism- or schizophrenia-linked mutations only in the anterodorsal thalamus have problems with long-term and working memory.
Spontaneous mutations in parts of the genome that regulate gene EBF3 appear to contribute to autism risk.
Three widely used tests for assessing autism can accurately measure trait severity in girls and boys.
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