CHOP Team Identifies CNVs, Pathways Linked to Autism | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Researchers have uncovered about two dozen novel copy-number variants strongly linked to autism-spectrum disorders, while also confirming the association of a further 31 known CNVs with the disorders, they reported in PLOS One yesterday.

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