Tracking how roundworms crawl has enabled scientists to determine that many autism genes are involved in sensory processing and learning. Two problems with autism genetics are that “there are too many genes of unknown function and too many mutations of unknown significance,” says Troy McDiarmid, a graduate student in Catharine Rankin’s lab at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. McDiarmid presented the unpublished findings at the 2018 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in San Diego, California.
Source: Spectrum News
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