Autism Speaks, a leading autism science and advocacy organization, selected UNC School of Medicine research on the underlying causes of autism as one of the top 10 advances in autism research of 2013.

In August, the labs of Mark Zylka, PhD, and Ben Philpot, PhD, published findings in the journal Nature, showing how dozens of autism-related genes are impaired when an enzyme called topoisomerase is inhibited. The enzyme is fundamental to brain development. Therefore, disrupting the enzyme’s natural expression may be a cause of autism.

Learn more about UNC's autism breakthrough

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

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