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Study identifies autism gene which regulates dendrite development to slow down brain communication.


The development of neural connectivity is essential for brain function, and disruption of this process is associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  Now, a study from researchers led by McMaster University identifies genetic alterations in the gene DIX domain containing 1 (DIXDC1) changes the way brain cells grow and communicate in individuals with ASD.  The team state that their findings

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