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Aging, Environment, & DiseaseDevelopmental Biology & Stem Cells

Prenatal Environment and Autism Related Impairment

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impairments in social interaction and communication and the presence of restricted or repetitive behaviors. Recent research advances indicate that genetics play a large role in the etiology of ASD1. The presence of de novo copy number variation (CNV), chromosomal deletions …

Autism Awareness Month
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseDNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation

April is Autism Awareness Month: Increased levels of 5-hmC may influence gene regulation in Autism Spectrum Disorder

The prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has increased by roughly 30% since 2012. The CDC recently reported that one in 68 children in the United States is affected by ASD, compared to one in 88 just two years ago. This enhanced occurrence could be attributed to advancements in the …

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Aging, Environment, & Disease

Written in Blood: A Promising Autism Prediction Model using Expression Profiling

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) encompasses a broad range of social and developmental delays with onset before three years of age. Characteristics of children with ASD include restricted and repetitive behavior, communication deficits, and social impairments. ASD is the result of neurodevelopmental disorders, but genetics cannot fully explain the onset. Although …