Three new genome-wide association studies bring together the most compelling evidence to date that genes and autism are linked. The studies scanned and compared the entire set of human DNA of people who have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with that of people who do not and found small genetic differences that affect the way brain cells link up to make the circuitry of a child's brain.
Mutations in three new genes have been linked to autism, according to new studies including one with investigators at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The findings, in a trio of papers revealing new genetic targets in autism, are pub... Read Post
In one of the largest-ever studies of genetics and autism, researchers have identified 24 new gene variants associated with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The work also confirms that 31 variants previously linked to the developmen... Read Post