By Andrea Anderson

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A study appearing online last night in PLoS Genetics has found gene expression differences in brain samples from children with autism spectrum disorder compared to adults with the condition, hinting that different pathological processes may be at work in the autistic brain depending on age.

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