Engineering Autism: Mice With Extra Chromosome Region Show Many Autistic Signs

Mice who inherit a particular chromosomal duplication from their fathers show many behaviors associated with human autism, researchers report. The duplicated chromosomal region in mice is the equivalent of human chromosome 15q11-13, the most frequent cytogenetic abnormality observed in autism, accounting for some five percent of all cases.

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Engineering Autism: Mice With Extra Chromosome Region Show Many Autistic Signs

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