Autism - Gene mutation in the brain of autism patients alters behaviors in mice
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  August 5, 2019  
  Autism  
  The latest autism news from News Medical  
 Autism Spectrum Disorder & AllergiesAutism Spectrum Disorder & Allergies
 
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is an umbrella term for developmental conditions that affect communication, behaviour and social interaction. Typically, symptoms start to be seen in young children (before 3 years) and persist throughout life. Affected individuals tend to have an altered perception of the world and have key social differences that cause issues with understanding and relating to other people.
 
   Gene mutation in the brain of autism patients alters behaviors in miceGene mutation in the brain of autism patients alters behaviors in mice
 
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has a wide range of possible causes, including genetics and environmental factors. Now, a new study suggests that a brain protein mutation may shed light on the mechanism of neurological and developmental illness.
 
   Estrogen exposure during fetal life increases autism riskEstrogen exposure during fetal life increases autism risk
 
In a new study, scientists confirmed that babies who are exposed to higher levels of estrogen while they are in the womb are more likely to be autistic. The study titled, 'Foetal oestrogens and autism', is published in the journal, Molecular Psychiatry.
 
 Study provides 'strongest evidence' yet for autism being a genetic condition
 
Study provides 'strongest evidence' yet for autism being a genetic conditionA new study has found that approximately 80 percent of a person’s risk of developing autism stems from inherited genetic factors.
 
 
 Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biology
 
Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biologyOver the past decade, autism spectrum disorder has been linked to mutations in a variety of genes, explaining up to 30 percent of all cases to date.
 
 
 Scholars comment on new paper that challenges widely held ideas about autism
 
Scholars comment on new paper that challenges widely held ideas about autismA new paper that challenges widely held ideas about autism has attracted comments from more than 30 scholars across the disciplines of psychology, anthropology, education, and neuroscience.