UCLA study reveals how autism-risk gene rewires the brain


By Elaine Schmidt November 03, 2010 (original post https://www.newsroom.ucla.edu)

Many gene variants have been linked to autism, but how do these subtle changes alter the brain, and ultimately behavior?

Using a blend of brain imaging and genetic detective work, scientists at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior are the first to illustrate how a gene variant tied to autism rewires the brain. Published in the Nov. 3 online edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine, their discovery pinpoints the crucial missing mechanism that links altered genes to modified brain function and disrupted learning. For full article  click here 

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