Study identifies 69 genes that increase the risk for autism
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.
Click on the link to read the full article from the UCLA Newsroom: http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/69-genes-increase-autism-risk
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