Autism Has Strong Genetic Link in Mice

U.S. World and Weekly Report has featured an exciting new finding published by Dr. Dorothy Jones-Davis and colleagues at UCSF and the National Institute of Mental Health, another fascinating breakthrough coming from the Sherr Lab and collaborators! The study, published in the journal PLOS One, locates places in the mouse genome that are associated with autistic traits. Looking at these regions in humans, Dr. Sherr suggests that there is an overlap in the genetics of the two. Together with independent evidence that genetics plays a role in autism, this study provides compelling insight to the underlying biology of autism. Read the full article here.