Study identifies 69 genes that increase the risk for autism

August 9, 2019

Dr. Daniel Geschwind

UCLA CART-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. The findings, published in the journal Cell, were based on a study of families with at least two children with autism. The findings highlight the importance of learning how genetic variants or mutations — the differences that make each person’s genome unique — are passed from parents to children affected with autism.

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