Monday, November 28, 2011

Skin Cell Research and Autism

Using Skin-Cell Research to Probe Cellular Basis of Autism | Psych Central News

Emerging research has advanced knowledge of autism by studying brainlike spheres grown in an elaborate process from skin cells.

Neuroscientists at Stanford University School of Medicine studied cells from patients with Timothy syndrome, a rare genetic condition that is associated with one of the most penetrant forms of autism: In other words, most people with the Timothy syndrome mutation have autism as a symptom, among other problems.

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