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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Researchers led by the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have linked alterations in the gene RANBP1 to an individual's risk for developing severe subtypes of autism that tend to co-occur with other genetic diseases.

The team, led by Hakon Hakonarson, director of the Center for Applied Genomics at CHOP, published its results this week in Scientific Reports. CHOP has been collaborating with Medgenics to develop new treatments for rare pediatric genetic diseases.

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