Where is the Autism Locus?
Professor Daniel Geschwind discusses the location of the autism locus.
This particular region is on chromosome 17q, that is, the long arm of chromosome 17.
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1203. Finding a Gene for Autism
Professor Daniel Geschwind discusses the importance of his group's discovery of an autism locus on chromosome 17.
916. GABRB3 Gene
GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the adult brain. GABRA3 is a candidate gene for autism.
881. Hotspot for Autism Genes
Several lines of research are converging to show how opposing genetic pathways can lead to autism.
908. Autism Candidate Genes
Use this chromosome map to explore genes associated with autism.
2370. Hyper-Plasticity and Savantism
Doctor Gul Dolen postulates on a potential relationship between savantism and hyper-plasticity.
An overview of autism-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
872. Autism Neuropathology
Autism is not associated with any single deficit in the brain.
1272. Amygdala Dysfunction in Autism
Professor David Skuse discusses research that highlights the amygdala as a brain structure that may be impaired in autism.
2360. Bipolar Disorder, Autism and Facial Expressions
Doctor Ellen Leibenluft explains that although individuals with bipolar disorder can have trouble interpreting emotional expressions, this is much more subtle than in autism.
1147. The Noradrenaline (Norepinephrine) System
Professor Trevor Robbins describes the noradrenaline system, which is highly involved in arousal.