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A new map that analyzes gene expression one cell at a time shows how various cell types mature and form the brain’s distinctive structures1. The findings suggest that a particular type of neural stem cell plays a role in autism. During development, cells called glia generate new neurons. These neuro…
Yesterday · From Spectrum News
The same processes that enable the brain to store new memories may also control many autism genes, a new study suggests1. Candidate genes for autism are more than three times as prevalent in the genetic regions that become active after mice learn a new task as would be expected by chance, the resear…
2 days ago · From Spectrum News
Researchers have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to dial down a gene’s activity in select subtypes of neurons in mice1. The new technique also allows scientists to quiet the activity of multiple genes at once, giving them the ability to explore the functions of combinations of genes. The app…
3 days ago · From Spectrum News
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3 days ago · From Spectrum News
Male rats missing an autism candidate gene called SHANK3 spend less time sniffing, nuzzling and chasing their peers than controls do. They also show little interest in investigating the playful cries of a fellow rat and vocalize less as pups when separated from their mothers. Researchers reported th…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
Consider two scenarios. A 2-year-old girl is not yet speaking. The girl was removed from her original home because of neglect, and her pediatrician suspects her language delay is due to emotional trauma. The girl’s adoptive parents suspect their toddler may not be learning to talk because she is har…
4 days ago · From Spectrum News
The ability to identify human-like movements is rooted in genetics — and may share those origins with autism traits, a study of 117 twin pairs in China suggests1. The ability to interpret other people’s movements is important for understanding others’ intentions and making social connections. People…
5 days ago · From Spectrum News
Women who take acetaminophen early in pregnancy may increase their risk of having a child with language delay — but only if the child is a girl, a new study suggests1. Experts warn that the findings are preliminary, however, and far from having clinical value. Acetaminophen, commonly marketed as Tyl…
7 days ago · From Spectrum News
An algorithm combs through genetic data to identify variants involved in autism and four other brain conditions1. The method expands on an older approach called transmission and de novo association (TADA), which combines information about inherited and spontaneous mutations to identify risk genes. L…
8 days ago · From Spectrum News