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NEW YORK – Loss-of-function mutations affecting the ACTL6B gene cause a recessive form of autism by affecting chromatin repression in nerve cells, a new study has reported.

The ACTL6B gene encodes a subunit of an ATP-dependent chromatin remodeler called BAF that is expressed in neurons. Fourteen BAF subunits have previously been found to be mutated in autism, indicating that it is a major contributor to autism spectrum disorder.

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