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International SYNGAP1 scientific conference 2020

SYNGAP1 2020
Dilated mouse pupil

Mice reveal roots of sensory issues tied to top autism gene

by  /  23 November 2020
Mice with mutations in the autism-linked gene SYNGAP1 have trouble sensing touch, which may stem in part from brain-circuit alterations and dulled alertness.
SYNGAP1 2020
Young zebrafish with transparent skin showing green glowing beads in gut.

Zebrafish and ‘Smurf cakes’ link autism gene mutation to digestive woes

by  /  20 November 2020
Mutations in a top autism gene called SYNGAP1 slow the rate at which zebrafish digest food and pass waste, and may also disrupt gut function in people.