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New evidence for genetic basis of autism found

Scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) have discovered that one of the most common genetic alterations in autism -- deletion of a 27-gene cluster on chromosome 16 -- causes autism-like features. ...

Oct 03, 2011
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Exploring the brain's relationship to habits

(Medical Xpress)—The basal ganglia, structures deep in the forebrain already known to control voluntary movements, also may play a critical role in how people form habits, both bad and good, and in influencing ...

Jan 15, 2013
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Study explains functional links between autism and genes

A pioneering report of genome-wide gene expression in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) finds genetic changes that help explain why one person has an ASD and another does not. The study, published by Cell Press on June 21 ...

Jun 21, 2012
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