Autism: The importance of getting the dose right

Welberg, Leonie
August 2011
Nature Reviews Neuroscience;Aug2011, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p429
Academic Journal
The article discusses research being done on gene dosage in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). It references several studies including "Rare de novo and transmitted copy-number variation in autistic spectrum disorders" by D. Levy and colleagues in the 2011 issue. Moreover, it states that the studies stress the importance of de novo genetic changes in ASD cases which lead to altered synaptic connectivity and function.


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