Using mouse models, researchers have shed light on how mutations in the CHD8 gene affect brain development and cognitive functioning to trigger autism.
Researchers have uncovered the first human gene mutation that is directly linked to seasonal depression, shedding light on why some people are more vulnerable to the condition.
Scientists find some individuals with autism possess mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that reduce the development of brain connections and slow brain activity.
Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered how mutations in a specific autism risk gene alter the basic trajectory of early brain development in animal models.
Research from Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute sheds new light on a gene called ATRX and its function in the brain and pituitary. Children born with ATRX syndrome have cognitive defects and developmental abnor...