Researchers find gene that might be linked to autism

10/7/2009 | U.S. News & World Report

An international team of researchers said it has identified genes and genomic regions that may be connected to autism. The researchers found that the activity of a gene thought to help guide growth of neurons and axons was reduced in the brains of people with autism. "The genomic regions we've identified help shed additional light on the biology of autism and point to areas that should be prioritized for further study," a senior researcher said.

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