Daily Archives: April 6, 2015

SIK1 – Epileptic Seizure Disorders and Autism

De Novo Mutations in SIK1 Cause a Spectrum of Developmental Epilepsies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25839329 Abstract Developmental epilepsies are age-dependent seizure disorders for which genetic causes have been increasingly identified. Here we report six unrelated individuals with mutations in salt-inducible kinase 1 (SIK1) … Continue reading

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Epigenetics confirmed – Implications for Autism

DNA can’t explain all inherited traits University of Edinburgh Traits passed between generations are not decided only by DNA, but can be brought about by other materials in cells. Edinburgh scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which … Continue reading

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