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In PLOS Genetics, Yale School of Medicine researchers describe signs of positive selection spanning common variants implicated in autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The team modeled natural selection scenarios using allelic patterns from genome-wide association studies of ASD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia, identifying variants with incomplete selection in ASD.

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