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  • Cognition and behavior: Language gene alters brain activity
    7 December 2011
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    Individuals with autism-linked variants of a language gene use regions in the brain’s right hemisphere, rather than the left, to process language, according to a study published 10 October in The American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B.

  • Small plates
    6 December 2011
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    People with autism may be picky eaters because they are hesitant to try new things, but also because they may have an atypical sense of taste. 

  • Genetics: Small DNA region implicated in autism
    6 December 2011
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    Duplication or deletion of four genes within a large chromosomal region linked to Angelman syndrome and autism could lead to developmental disability or language delay, according to a study published in the October issue of Human Genetics.

  • Eric Kandel: The way forward for autism research
    6 December 2011
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    Studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms that underlie autism is crucial to advancing our understanding of the disorder, says neuroscientist Eric Kandel.

  • Study charts epigenetic landscape of autism brains
    5 December 2011
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    In the brains of some individuals with autism, chemical changes to histones, proteins entwined with DNA, tend to show up near genes linked to the disorder, according to a study published 7 November in the Archives of General Psychiatry.