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Cristy Lytal

Cristy Lytal

Stories by Cristy Lytal:

USC stem cell research brain organoids
USC scientists are using organoids like the one above to pinpoint a rare and spontaneous variant in a gene called SYNGAP1, which leads to a variety of debilitating conditions that might include intellectual disability, epilepsy and autism spectrum disorders. (Image/Tuan Nguyen, Quadrato Lab)

USC scientists use brain organoids to study intellectual disability

The SynGAP Research Fund is supporting university researchers in an effort to help children with a rare neurological disorder.