Science News: Nerve cells from people with autism grow unusually big and fast

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Young nerve cells derived from people with autism are precocious, growing bigger and developing sooner than cells taken from people without autism, a new study shows. The results, described January 7 in Nature Neuroscience, hint that in some cases nerve cells veer off course early in brain development to ultimately cause the disorder. (January 11, 2019)

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