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Some Autism Behaviors Linked to Altered Gene, Washington University School of Medicine Study


2/13/2013 7:58:59 AM

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a genetic mutation that may underlie common behaviors seen in some people with autism, such as difficulty communicating and resistance to change. An error in the gene, CELF6, leads to disturbances in serotonin, a chemical that relays messages in the brain and has long been suspected to be involved in autism.

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