Tuesday, May 20, 2008

PTEN: linking cancer and autism

Recently, the phosphatase and tension homolog (PTEN) gene has been linked to the developmental austism spectrum disorders (ASDs) including Cowden Syndrome (CS). Once only seen as a gene related to tumor development and progression, PTEN has been reported to have increased mutations in children with austim, mental retardation, and macrocephaly or enlarge head size...

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