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NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Disorganized Cortical Patch

Caption: Postmortem analysis of autistic brain tissue revealed patch-like areas of disorganized neurons. Arrows show a patch of decreased or absent expression of genetic markers across multiple layers of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex.

Credit: Rich Stoner, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

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