Study finds why a mutated gene causes seizures in some children who have autism. The mutation shrinks the neurons’ dendrite arbors and synapse that let brain cells relay vital messages and control the brain’s activity. As a result, scientists now have a new target for drugs to treat the disorder.

Study finds why a mutated gene causes seizures in some children who have autism. The mutation shrinks the neurons’ dendrite arbors and synapse that let brain cells relay vital messages and control the brain’s activity. As a result, scientists now have a new target for drugs to treat the disorder.
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