ICHG 2011

Growth factor improves autism symptoms in mice

Mice lacking a copy of SHANK3, a gene associated with autism and intellectual disability, show marked improvements in brain signaling after being treated with insulin-like growth factor 1, according to unpublished findings presented Saturday at the International Congress of Human Genetics in Montreal, Canada.

By Deborah Rudacille
19 October 2011 | 5 min read

Researchers debut mice with links to Williams syndrome

Mouse pups with a duplication of GTF2I, a gene linked to Williams syndrome and autism, show extreme separation anxiety when separated from their mothers, according to unpublished findings presented Thursday at the International Congress of Human Genetics in Montreal, Canada.

By Deborah Rudacille
17 October 2011 | 5 min read

Fast-evolving gene is key player in brain development

A gene that changed rapidly after the human genome diverged from that of Neanderthals plays a critical role in brain development, according to unpublished results presented Thursday at the International Congress of Human Genetics in Montreal, Canada.

By Deborah Rudacille
14 October 2011 | 5 min read

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