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Genetics, Brain Connections and Autism

Genetics, Brain Connections and Autism

Researchers are working to get a better understanding of autism to help find better treatments for patients and families.

Genetics, Brain Connections and Autism

Thursday, April 9, 2020 - 12:00

Emilie Lorditch, Contributor

(Inside Science) -- Researchers used mice that had genetic changes like the ones found in autism patients and studied the electrical activity of the neurons in their brains. Certain types of cells are in charge of sending messages from one region of the brain to another. But scientists say the communication cells in autistic mouse brains are not sending signals or working properly. They want to find out why.

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Emilie Lorditch is the former Assistant News Director at AIP.