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Newly Discovered Autism Gene Opens New Avenue of Research

April 05, 2012

Scientists have discovered a gene whose expression is twelve times higher than normal in the brains of persons with autism. The gene, dubbed MSNP1AS, may increase autism risk in a manner that has been little studied in the past.

New Clues to Autism Brain ‘Wiring’ Point to Events before Birth

November 08, 2011

New research reveals that children with autism have an overabundance of nerve cells in a brain region involved in social, emotional, communication and reasoning skills. The finding furthers understanding of the differences in brain “wiring” that give rise to autism’s core symptoms.