Some genes linked to autism regulate the production of proteins at neuronal junctions, suggesting that disrupted protein synthesis contributes to the condition.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: fragile X syndrome
Mice missing FMR1, the gene mutated in fragile X syndrome, have an atypical brain response to meeting an unfamiliar mouse.
People with autism aren’t easily surprised, the social camouflage some girls and women with autism use may preclude diagnosis, and autism-related genes are rooted deep in human ancestry.
Autism researchers’ top priority should be shifting their focus to finding treatments for severe forms of the condition.
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Mice have long been the mainstay of autism research, but a small group of scientists say rats are the superior choice. Rats are bigger, smarter, friendlier — and a lot more fun.
Many researchers oppose unfettered deregulation of the drug approval process, but welcome more relaxed rules for clinical trials.