UCSF Neurogenetic Studies of Autism in Mouse Models

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  • Study director: John Rubenstein MD, PhD
  • Sponsor: NIMH, NINDS, and Simons Foundation
  • Official study title: Genetic regulation of forebrain development in mice
  • Purpose: The purpose of these studies is to identify genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms that control how the forebrain develops in normal and mutant mice. We are particularly interested in studying genes that contribute to autism susceptibility.