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Insight into the genetics of autism offers hope for new drug treatments – Lancaster University

Monday, 14 February, 2022

Insight into the genetics of autism offers hope for new drug treatments – Lancaster University

Some of these genetic changes cause neurodevelopmental problems and dramatically increase someone’s risk of developing disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Tourette’s syndrome

 
Drugs to increase insulin signaling may be effective for treating autism say Lancaster University researchers, who have discovered how a genetic change impacts on insulin signaling and glucose metabolism in the brain.
In the human genome small sections of DNA have been found to be duplicated or deleted in some people, a phenomenon known as Copy Number Variation.
Some of these genetic changes cause neurodevelopmental problems and dramatically increase someone’s risk of developing disorders such as autism, schizophrenia and Tourette’s syndrome.
Read more at: https://www.lancaster.ac.uk/news/insight-into-the-genetics-of-autism-offers-hope-for-new-drug-treatments

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