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Autism Reversed in Mice at MIT Lab 303

Posted by ScuttleMonkey
from the only-one-man-would-dare-give-me-the-fragile-x dept.
ClayTapes writes "It seems that scientists at MIT have been able to reverse the effects of autism and some forms of mental retardation in mice caused by fragile X chromosomes. They do so by targeting an enzyme that changes the structure of connections between brain cells. The treatment actually repairs these structural abnormalities which suggests that it may be possible to reverse the effects in children who already show symptoms."
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Autism Reversed in Mice at MIT Lab

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