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Long genes linked to autism harbor broad enhancer-like chromatin domains

Mutations in Life’s “Essential Genes” Tied to Autism

Penn Study Points to High Priority Genes as Potential Research Targets in Autistic Spectrum Disorder

New Mouse Model Points to Drug Target Potentially Useful for Increasing Social Interaction in Autism

A study of a new mouse model identifies a drug target that has the potential to increase social interaction in individuals with some forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The team published their work in Biological Psychiatry.

Penn Study on Fragile X Syndrome Uses Fruitfly’s Point of View to Identify New Treatment Paths

Fragile X syndrome (FXS) is the most common genetically inherited cause of intellectual disability in humans. New research shows how the hormone insulin – usually associated with diabetes — is involved in the daily activity patterns and cognitive deficits in the fruitfly model of FXS.