SFARI Reviews Mouse Models Used in Autism Genetics Research

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative
Date Published: 
September 25, 2012

New genetic variants that increase susceptibility to autism are emerging at a rapid pace from scans for copy number variants (CNVs) — deletions or duplications of DNA segments — and next-generation sequencing. Given the profusion of data, it seems timely to assess the availability and usefulness of mouse models in which to study these genetic risk factors.