Friday, July 11, 2008

Newly discovered autism genes may explain why early therapy works

Six genes newly tied to autism are not missing but merely turned off, according to new Children's Hospital Boston research published today in the journal Science. "The circuits are there, but you have to give it an extra push," said Dr. Gary Goldstein of Maryland's Kennedy Krieger Institute, which was not involved in the study. International Herald Tribune/Associated Press

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