Cichlid fish

Cichlid fish

A special breed of cichlid fish has allowed researchers to match up gene activation with behavior. The up and down-regulation of genes may actually be steering ritual mating behaviors. The research is potentially useful in understanding autism since some genes involved in the fish behavior have human genetic cousins implicated in autism spectrum disorder. Credit: Georgia Tech / Rob Felt

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College of Sciences, News Room, Research Horizons

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Research, Biotechnology, Health, Bioengineering, Genetics, Life Sciences and Biology
Keywords
CIS, cis regulation, Gene Regulation, Gene Regulators, mating behavior, mating, cichlid, bower, castle, Autism, ASD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Autism Spectrum, hybrid animal, stacking, behavior, Genes And Blood Pressure, Regulatory Gene, Upregulation, down regulation, evolution, Evolution Biology, evolution genetics
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  • Created By: Ben Brumfield
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: Nov 21, 2018 - 10:41am
  • Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018 - 10:42am