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Investigating Molecular Processes in Autism and Other Brain Disorders

April 10, 2019

Mark Zylka, Ph.D. March 26, 2019 (From Mark Zylka, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and physiology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), uses cell cultures and mouse models to study the role of genetics and environmental … Read more

UNC Autism Paper Makes Top 10 List

January 17, 2019

Mark Shen, PhD, at the Carolina Institute for Developmental Disabilities, was first author on a scientific paper last November that Autism Speaks named as one of the top 10 research papers in 2018. The science staff and advisors for Autism … Read more

Angelman syndrome: Bellwether for genetic therapy in autism

October 17, 2018

From Spectrum | Autism Research News and Opinion’s website:   Angelman syndrome: Bellwether for genetic therapy in autism BY  MATTHEW JUDSON, BEN PHILPOT   The ongoing discovery of autism-associated genes is coinciding with an explosion in technologies for gene editing and … Read more

A Conversation with Clare Harrop about Autism in Boys and Girls

October 3, 2018

Recently, UNC’s Clare Harrop published two papers which help explain the differences between boys and girls with autism in children and toddlers.  She graciously agreed to talk with the Autism Science Foundation about these findings and what it means for better identification … Read more