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Scientists use genetic engineering to explore mechanisms involved in psychiatric disorders

Publicado em 13 maio 2021
Researchers used genetic engineering tools to create a virus that can enter specific neurons and insert into the prefrontal cortex a new genetic code that induces the production of modified proteins. In tests with mice, the alteration of these proteins was sufficient to modify brain activity, indicating a potential biomarker for the diagnosis of psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and autism. Sometimes referred to as the "executive brain," the prefrontal cortex is the region [...]