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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.