New approaches to study the genetics of autism spectrum disorder may lead to new therapies

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is highly variable disorder, both in its presentation and in its genetics — hundreds of risk genes have been identified. One key to understanding and ultimately treating ASD is to identify common molecular mechanisms underlying this genetically heterogeneous disorder. Four Canadian researchers presented the results of unique approaches to understand ASD at the 14th Canadian Neuroscience Meeting in Toronto, on May 24, 2019.
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