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Evidence of novel fine-scale structural variation at autism spectrum disorder candidate loci

Overview of attention for article published in Molecular Autism, April 2012
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Evidence of novel fine-scale structural variation at autism spectrum disorder candidate loci
Published in
Molecular Autism, April 2012
DOI 10.1186/2040-2392-3-2
Pubmed ID

Hedges DJ, Hamilton-Nelson KL, Sacharow SJ, Nations L, Beecham GW, Kozhekbaeva ZM, Butler BL, Cukier HN, Whitehead PL, Ma D, Jaworski JM, Nathanson L, Lee JM, Hauser SL, Oksenberg JR, Cuccaro ML, Haines JL, Gilbert JR, Pericak-Vance MA, Dale J Hedges, Kara L Hamilton-Nelson, Stephanie J Sacharow, Laura Nations, Gary W Beecham, Zhanna M Kozhekbaeva, Brittany L Butler, Holly N Cukier, Patrice L Whitehead, Deqiong Ma, James M Jaworski, Lubov Nathanson, Joycelyn M Lee, Stephen L Hauser, Jorge R Oksenberg, Michael L Cuccaro, Jonathan L Haines, John R Gilbert, Margaret A Pericak-Vance


Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) represent a group of neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by a core set of social-communicative and behavioral impairments. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, acting primarily via the GABA receptors (GABR). Multiple lines of evidence, including altered GABA and GABA receptor expression in autistic patients, indicate that the GABAergic system may be involved in the etiology of autism.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Iceland 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Unknown 96 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 20 20%
Student > Master 16 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 13 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 10%
Student > Postgraduate 9 9%
Other 22 22%
Unknown 12 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 21%
Psychology 17 17%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 15%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 12%
Neuroscience 5 5%
Other 17 17%
Unknown 15 15%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 22. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 October 2012.
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