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International Congress of Human Genetics 2011

ICHG 2011

Growth factor improves autism symptoms in mice

by  /  19 October 2011
Mice lacking a copy of SHANK3, a gene associated with autism and intellectual disability, show marked improvements in brain signaling after being treated with insulin-like growth factor 1, according to unpublished findings presented Saturday at the International Congress of Human Genetics in Montreal, Canada.
ICHG 2011

Researchers debut mice with links to Williams syndrome

by  /  17 October 2011
Mouse pups with a duplication of GTF2I, a gene linked to Williams syndrome and autism, show extreme separation anxiety when separated from their mothers, according to unpublished findings presented Thursday at the International Congress of Human Genetics in Montreal, Canada.