By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a paper appearing online today in Molecular Psychiatry, a research group led by investigators at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia reported that rare, inherited copy number variants associated with autism often fall in pathways involved in brain communication and other processes that seem to be consistent with autism-associated behaviors and phenotypes.

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