Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Autism, Common in Angelman, May be Caused by Maternal Genetic Defects, Study Shows

Certain genetic defects of maternal origin may be a potential cause of autism spectrum disorder, a neurodevelopmental disorder often found in Angelman syndrome patients, a study suggests. The study, “A genome-wide investigation into parent-of-origin effects in autism spectrum disorder identifies previously associated genes including SHANK3,” was published in the European…

Mouse Model for Angelman Reveals Touchscreen Learning Deficits

A mouse model for Angelman and Down syndrome has revealed deficits in touchscreen learning, suggesting that assessing this type of outcome may help identify effective therapies. The study, “Touchscreen learning deficits in Ube3a, Ts65Dn and Mecp2 mouse models of neurodevelopmental disorders with intellectual disabilities,” appeared in the journal…