The findings of scientific experts was published in the journal Nature Communications.
Observing the life of rodents have helped scientists to find the gene that triggers the development of the brain “male” or “female”, then began to analyze the mechanism of autism and schizophrenia have a strong half of mankind.
One of the most common disorders in the human nervous system is autism. Conducted by generations of scientists studies confirmed the conjecture that women suffer from the disease less often. According to statistics, for every woman. you have 3-4 men.
Curiously, a similar trend is observed for other developmental disorders of the nervous system. Such illnesses as schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia and severe types of mental retardation on the order are more common in men.
Experts tend to associate it with different genes in men and women, but empirical evidence for this theory yet.
However, geneticists have managed to figure out that a huge role in brain development of the fetus plays the OGT gene, which is sensitive to oxygen deficiency, stress and other factors. Influence it directly affects the structure of the brain, so scientists expect to learn how to influence and prevent severe disorders of the nervous system.