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Autism Study Advances Understanding of Gene-Environment Interactions

New study uses brain tissue to deepen understanding of the roles that genetics and environment play in autism spectrum disorder
September 06, 2013

A new study using human brain tissue from the Autism Tissue Program (ATP), an Autism Speaks translational research program, identifies new genes of interest in understanding the genetic and environmental interaction in ASD. Appearing in the recent issue of Molecular Psychiatry, the study conducted by six researchers from Johns Hopkins, analyzed tissue from multiple areas of the brain known to be affected by autism.

Beyond Autism Genes: Epigenetic Differences in Identical Twins

By studying identical twins who differ in autism traits, researchers find evidence of environmental influences on gene expression
April 23, 2013

 

A “Top Ten Advances in Autism Research 2013” Selection
See all the year’s “Top Ten” here.