GWAS Implicates Common SNP, Brain Cell Connections in Autism | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The first common variant associated with autism has been identified and validated, according to a new study scheduled to appear online today in Nature. The paper, one of several autism genetic studies published online this week, supports the idea that autism involves altered connections between neurons or brain cells.

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