Mini-brain model of idiopathic autism reveals underlying pathology of neuronal overgrowth

The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. Now researchers have created a “mini-brain” model, derived from persons with a particular form of idiopathic ASD characterized by over-sized brains, revealing a defective molecular pathway during brain development that results in early neuronal overgrowth and dysfunctional cortical networks….

The majority of cases of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are unknown. Now researchers have created a “mini-brain” model, derived from persons with a particular form of idiopathic ASD characterized by over-sized brains, revealing a defective molecular pathway during brain development that results in early neuronal overgrowth and dysfunctional cortical networks….