Published in Mental Health Weekly Digest, April 2nd, 2007
It is thought that genetic make-up predisposes an individual to autism, and several genes have been associated with the development of autism. Although a region of human chromosome 7 has been identified to be associated with susceptibility to autism, none of the genes in this region had been directly implicated in the disorder until researchers from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan demonstrated that mice lacking the protein CADPS2 exhibited autistic-like characteristics.
In the study, which appears online on...
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