Brain protein mutation from child with autism causes autism-like behavioral change in mice: This is a potential mechanistic underpinning -- at least in a subset of patients -- for the altered behaviors observed in autism

Brain protein mutation from child with autism causes autism-like behavioral change in mice: This is a potential mechanistic underpinning -- at least in a subset of patients -- for the altered behaviors observed in autism

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A de novo gene mutation that encodes a brain protein in a child with autism has been placed into the brains of mice. These mice then showed severe alterations of specific behaviors that closely resemble those seen in human autism spectrum disorder, or ASD.

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