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Promise and Pitfalls of Induced Stem Cells for Autism

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March 26, 2013- "Promise and Pitfalls of Induced Stem Cells for Autism"- Currently, the main source of human data for neuropsychiatric disorders comes from postmortem brain samples, which are limited by their availability and their quality. Fortunately, the advent of human induced pluripotent stem (iPs) cells, which allow researchers to ultimately transform any cell into a neuron, has opened a new a new avenue for the study of complex neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism.