Neurons derived from people with mutations linked to autism display diverse abnormalities that may help explain the origins of these individuals’ features.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Nine U.S. clinics are pooling their data to create a registry of people who have an extra copy of a region on chromosome 15 called 15q11-13, a genetic abnormality often found in people with autism.
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The landscape of chemical modifications on the DNA of people with autism could reveal clues to the condition and lead to treatments.
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