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A new study in Neuron offers clues to why autism spectrum disorder is more common in boys than in girls. National Institutes of Health scientists found that a single amino acid change in the NLGN4 gene, which has been linked to autism symptoms, may drive this difference in some cases. The study was conducted at NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Read more: https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/single-mutation-leads-big-effects-autism-related-gene

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Credit: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH

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