Contact: Keri Chiodo
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health
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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