Stem Cell Reprogramming Allows Scientists to Model Autism Development

July 11, 2016

(UPI) – Researchers have modeled the development of neurons in some autism patients, offering what they say is a new understanding of the condition. Neuron precursor cells from autistic patients multiplied faster in lab experiments than cells from neurotypical people, which researchers at the Salk Institute say supports a theory that abnormal brain growth may play a role in the development of autism.