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Mutated gene linked to both autism and intellectual disability

Autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability often occur together and may even share similar genetic causes. Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports have now linked mutations in a particular gene to the two disorders in humans. By revealing these genetic changes and their potential impact on common brain processes, researchers may uncover treatment approaches that could benefit a variety of patients.

 


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http://www.elsevier.com/connect/mutated-gene-linked-to-both-autism-and-intellectual-disability
Date
24th July 2014
Source
Elsevier Connect