ASF podcast summarizes the NIH workshop on regression

Published February 23, 2016

On Friday, February 19, the NIH organized a workshop on regression in autism.  It included autism researchers as well as neurobiologists studying regression in other disorders, specifically Rett Syndrome.  Rett Syndrome is characterized by a regression in symptoms around 18-30 months of age but is the result of a known genetic mutation.  Because the genetic mutation is know, researchers have been able to make huge advancements in the study of the cellular causes of regression.  Do they apply to autism?  How is regression happening at the level of the brain?  The theory of overturning is presented and discussed in the workshop and on the podcast.  You can listen to a full summary HERE.

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