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APC gene linked to learning, autistic-like disabilities

Learning impairments and autistic-like behaviors can be caused by loss of the Adenomatous Polyposis Coli (APC) gene in the developing brain, a new mouse model demonstrates, indicating that APC regulates critical pathways that link to these disabilities. In addition to observing autistic-like behaviors and cognitive impairments in the mice, researchers found significant molecular changes in the brain.
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