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  • Clinical research: Study suggests four autism subgroups
    25 April 2012
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    Individuals with autism may belong to one of four groups with discrete sets of symptoms, the most distinct of which includes immune system abnormalities accompanied by sleep problems and sensory sensitivity. The results were published in the April issue of Autism Research.

  • Researchers engineer mice lacking microRNAs
    25 April 2012
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    Researchers are developing a resource that will allow scientists to engineer mice lacking one of 162 microRNAs — non-coding regions of the genome that regulate gene expression. The results were published 19 April in Cell Reports.

  • Why oh Y
    24 April 2012
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    New research on children with extra sex chromosomes points to the Y chromosome's role in autism.

  • Genetics: Environment modulates autism symptoms in mice
    24 April 2012
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    Mutant mice with autism-like behaviors have fewer behavioral impairments when provided with toys, exercise wheels and contact with other mice, than do those that live in typical laboratory cages, according to a study published 5 April in Human Molecular Genetics

  • Gene expression altered in postmortem autism brains
    23 April 2012
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    Postmortem brain tissue from people with autism shows differences in the expression of genes involved in a number of molecular pathways, including those that control cortical patterning, programmed cell death and differentiation, according to research published last month in PLoS Genetics.