Rare diseases offer insights into autism spectrum disorders

Published: April, 2009

Preliminary laboratory studies suggest new biological targets for intervention.

At the November 2008 annual symposium of the Autism Consortium — a research collaboration of 14 institutions in Boston — several speakers discussed progress in a promising avenue of basic research: using rare single-gene disorders to better understand the brain basis of autism spectrum disorders.

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