View Full Version : Autism and Transposable Elements in Genes


Amtram
06-10-13, 08:22 PM
Emily Willingham tries to explain how this works (http://scienceoveracuppa.com/2013/06/09/our-latest-study-the-link-between-mobile-element-content-and-autism-risk-genes/) in something close to layman's terms, and has some good illustrations to go with, but it might be a little difficult to get. What makes this interesting is that the findings imply that the genes that influence autism might have started off as unstable and changeable, but now it looks like they've turned into genetic sequences that are here to stay. Read it if you're interested. . .and if you're really interested but don't have a subscription to Translational Neuroscience, you can email Emily for a copy of the paper.