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Science 318 (5847): 56-57

Copyright © 2007 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Testing Hypotheses About Autism

Jacqueline N. Crawley

A challenging, but potentially fruitful approach to evaluate proposed candidate genes for autism is to study analogous behaviors in mouse models.

The author is in the Intramural Research Program, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-3730, USA. E-mail: crawleyj{at}

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