People whose pupils change more dramatically during a visual perception task tend to score higher on a self-reported scale of autistic traits.
Scientists are making use of Xenopus tadpoles to study autism risk genes.
November 3, 2017|
HELEN WILLSEY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN FRANCISCOScientists are using tadpoles to study the roles of genes associated with autism spectrum disorder during neurodevelopment. In this Xenopus laevis youngster, the neural system and brain has been stained green (using beta tubulin as a neuronal marker), the muscle stained red (using phalloidin), and cell nuclei stained blue (using DAPI, a blue-fluorescent DNA stain).