Research towards a treatment for autism

Research towards a treatment for autism

Scientists lessened some symptoms of an autistic disorder in mice, by using the gene-editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9. Mice like to dig. Scientists add marbles to their bedding to measure how much digging they do. But mice with “fragile X Syndrome”, a genetic mutation that causes exaggerated repetitive behavior, dig obsessively, covering up more marbles. After a…