NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Population Genetics Technologies said today that it has partnered with the University of Cambridge's Autism Research Centre to study variants in two genes that previously have been associated with Asperger syndrome.

Population Genetics will use its Reflex technology to conduct genetic analysis of mouth swab samples collected from 1,000 people, with half of the samples coming from people with high functioning autism or Asperger syndrome, and half from a control group.

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