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Genomic and epigenetic evidence for oxytocin receptor deficiency in autism

  • Simon G Gregory1Email author,
  • Jessica J Connelly1,
  • Aaron J Towers1,
  • Jessica Johnson1,
  • Dhani Biscocho1,
  • Christina A Markunas1,
  • Carla Lintas2, 3,
  • Ruth K Abramson4,
  • Harry H Wright4,
  • Peter Ellis5,
  • Cordelia F Langford5,
  • Gordon Worley6,
  • G Robert Delong6,
  • Susan K Murphy7,
  • Michael L Cuccaro8,
  • Antonello Persico2, 3 and
  • Margaret A Pericak-Vance8
Contributed equally
BMC Medicine20097:62

DOI: 10.1186/1741-7015-7-62

Received: 11 September 2009

Accepted: 22 October 2009

Published: 22 October 2009

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11 Sep 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
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22 Oct 2009 Editorially accepted
22 Oct 2009 Article published 10.1186/1741-7015-7-62

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Authors’ Affiliations

Duke Center for Human Genetics, DUMC
Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry & Neurogenetics, University Campus Bio-Medico
IRCCS 'Fondazione Santa Lucia'
Department of Neuropsychiatry, SOM-USC
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
Duke Department of Medicine, DUMC
Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Pathology, Duke University
John P Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine