Researchers Use Mouse Model of Chromosomal Deletion to Study Autism | GenomeWeb

A team of researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory found what may be evidence for a genetic basis for autism. Using an engineered mouse model, Alea Mills and her colleagues show in a paper published in PNAS last month that the deletion of a 27-gene cluster on chromosome 16 can cause autism-like features, and that copy-number variations in this region can affect the architecture of the brain and the behavioral phenotype.

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