ASPP2 implicated in developmental syndrome

A new study by Xin Lu and colleagues links the gene for ASPP2—best known as a regulator of the tumour suppressor p53—to brain abnormalities in a rare genetic disorder, called 1q41q42 microdeletion syndrome. It is often difficult to pin-point which genes cause features of developmental syndromes, and this work could help future studies of brain development.


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