Research on Molecular Changes in PWS Sheds New Light on High Autism Risk

Research on Molecular Changes in PWS Sheds New Light on High Autism Risk

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Research on Molecular Changes in PWS Sheds New Light on High Autism Risk

The activity of nine genes located outside the so-called PWS locus — a region containing genes in Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) that are lost or have defects — is significantly altered in people with the disease, according to a study in lab-grown nerve cells derived from patients and healthy individuals. Researchers say this set of genes may represent a new molecular signature for PWS, given previous evidence that supports a link between most of these genes…

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