Autism Risk Gene May Generate a Tangle of Wiring the Brain

November 3, 2010

Discover magazine, AOL Health, Med Page Today, Asian News International, Indo-Asian News Service, Press Trust of India and the blog Left Brain Right Brain reported Nov. 4 on a UCLA study that is the first to illustrate how an autism risk gene rewires the brain. The stories quoted Susan Bookheimer, a professor of psychiatry who holds the Joaquin Fuster Chair in Cognitive Neurosciences; Dr. Daniel Geschwind, a professor of neurology and psychiatry who holds the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Human Genetics; and former UCLA graduate student Ashley Scott-Van Zeeland.

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  • “Too Many Connections in Brain May Explain Autism Learning Disability”
  • “ 'Autism Gene' Disrupts Brain Wiring”
  • “Autism Study Reveals How Genetic Changes Rewire the Brain”