Human microbiota transplant transfers autism phenotype to mice.
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects an estimated one in 59 people in the United States, causing adverse social communication and repetitive behavior. Many factors, including genetic and environmental effects, are believed to influence symptoms, however, there are no approved treatments. Now, a study from researchers led by Caltech indicates gut microbiota directly contributes to autism-like behavior in mice. The team states they successfully transplanted gut … Continue reading Human microbiota transplant transfers autism phenotype to mice.