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NEW YORK – Copy-number variants may influence whether someone with a PTEN mutation develops autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay, a new study has found.

Mutations in PTEN increase people's risk of developing certain cancers and cognitive or behavioral conditions, disorders collectively known as PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome (PHTS). But people with the same germline PTEN mutations can manifest the condition in different ways, suggesting other factors may be at play.

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