Published in Proteomics Weekly, July 9th, 2007
The work will be reported in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences the week of June 25-29.
The mice were genetically manipulated to model Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), the leading inherited cause of mental retardation and the most common genetic cause of autism. The condition, tied to a mutated X chromosome gene called fragile X mental retardation 1 (FMR1) gene, causes mild learning disabilities to severe autism.
According to the Centers for...
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