Unlikely Genetic Suspect Implicated In Common Brain Defect

A genetic search using patients and mouse models has uncovered an unlikely gene critically involved in Dandy-Walker malformation, a common birth defect which causes mental retardation, motor delays and sometimes autism. This newly discovered function of the gene, which is never expressed in the brain, reveals a previously unknown role of the skull in directing brain development.

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Unlikely Genetic Suspect Implicated In Common Brain Defect

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