Autism BrainNet 2018 Spring Update

We are happy to share the Spring 2018 issue of the Autism BrainNet newsletter with you. The Autism BrainNet newsletter frequently summarizes the new science and outreach of this program. Read more here.

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Letter from the Director-April 2018

A number of research papers have come out in the past few months that help refine our thinking about the genetics (1) and neuroanatomy of autism (2). While impressive, they reflect findings from a relatively small number of brains. They do suggest, however, that fundamental findings about the causes of autism can be made if […]

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Gene Expression Overlaps Among Autism, Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

In a paper published in Science, researchers at UCLA, led by Daniel Geschwind, MD, PhD, identified shared patterns of gene expression among distinct psychiatric disorders. Brains from individuals with Autism, using post-mortem brain tissue donated to Autism BrainNet, show significant gene expression similarity to brains of people with Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder. Key genetic pathways […]

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Autism BrainNet Winter 2017 Update

We are happy to share the Winter 2017 issue of the Autism BrainNet newsletter with you. The Autism BrainNet newsletter frequently summarizes the new science and outreach of this program. Read more here.

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Autism BrainNet Webinar-January 22, 2018

On January 22nd, Christopher Walsh, MD, PhD, Autism BrainNet researcher and Chief of the Division of Genetics at Boston Children’s Hospital, presented data on genetic mutations that occur in the brain, and only in the brain. These mutations, named post-zygotic mutations, are seen only in the brain because they occur after the formation of the zygote, […]

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Letter from the Director-December 2017

As we transition from 2017 to 2018, we are thankful to many individuals and groups who have helped Autism BrainNet further its goal of collecting critical brain tissue to fuel essential research about autism spectrum disorder. We first thank the 42 families that made donations to Autism BrainNet in 2017. Their calls to Autism BrainNet […]

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Autism BrainNet 2017 Fall Update

We are happy to share the Fall 2017 issue of the Autism BrainNet newsletter with you. The Autism BrainNet newsletter frequently summarizes the new science and outreach of this program. Read more here.

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Letter from the Director

Imagine if you could take a small sample of cells from a person, say some skin or blood cells, and through the wizardry of molecular biology, transform them into stem cells. Stems cells have the capacity of being transformed into any cells in the body, such as heart cells or brain cells. Well, what was […]

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