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Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Where Science Meets Society


Fast and Huge and Interconnected
Fast and Huge and Interconnected
Zeiss LSM 880 Airyscan
Chih-Ying Chen
Lisa Stubbs Laboratory
Funded by the NIH

The gene AUTS2 plays a critical role in the development of the brain and has been implicated in a wide variety of human neurological disorders, including autism. Studying mice with a mutated form of this gene allows researchers to investigate how it contributes to disease pathology. The vibrant colors shown here highlight AUTS2’s activity and the important structures of the brain, allowing a closer look at when, where and how the gene functions.