Knocking down the gene that codes for the proteins normalizes the vocalizations.
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The gene, FOXP1, influences an animal’s motivation to listen to social communication, a new study suggests.
Theofanopoulou shares how flamenco stepped up the pace of her social-communication research, and what’s behind the ‘no fear’ ethos in her new lab.
By breaking rodent vocalizations into parts, TrackUSF distinguishes rats with mutations in the SHANK3 gene from their wildtype counterparts.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published the first repository of vocalizations from minimally verbal autistic people. Those with few or no spoken words still produce a range of phonemes, or units of sound, that may serve as developmental markers or intervention targets.
Genes that appear to play a role in some birds’ ability to learn songs are frequently mutated in autistic people.
Certain antibodies may shape neurodevelopment by attaching to and invading new neurons in the brain.
Muffling expression of an autism-linked gene in a key song-related area of the brain renders young zebra finches unable to learn songs from older birds.
A new test can measure the language skills of autistic children of any verbal ability, at almost any age.