November 27, 2013
Unraveling How Autism Disrupts the Early Brain
A UCLA study that is the first to map autism-risk genes by function and uncover how mutations in the genes disrupt fetal brain development was reported Nov. 26 by the U.K.'s Autism News Network; Nov. 22 by Psychology Today, redOrbit, News-Medical and NewsMax Health; and Nov. 21 by HealthDay News, Medical Daily, SFARI News, Science Codex, BioScience Technology, PsyPost, Techno Bahn, Science Newsline and Medical Xpress. Lead author Dr. Daniel Geschwind, the Gordon and Virginia MacDonald Distinguished Professor of Human Genetics, professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, and first author Neelroop Parikshak, a graduate student researcher, were quoted. The HealthDay report was syndicated by MSN, the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York's Newsday, NIH's Medline Plus and Health.com.