Fish Show Autism-Like Gene Expression in Contaminated Water

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Fish Show Autism-Like Gene Expression in Contaminated Water

Postby BTDT » Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:40 am

Fish Show Autism-Like Gene Expression in Water With Psychoactive Pharmaceuticals

ScienceDaily (June 6, 2012) — Psychoactive medications in water affect the gene expression profiles of fathead minnows in a way that mimics the gene expression patterns associated with autism spectrum disorder in genetically susceptible humans, according to research published June 6 in the open access journal PLoS ONE. These results suggest a potential environmental trigger for autism spectrum disorder in this vulnerable population, the authors write.


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