Variants in Essential Genes Linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Genes that are essential for survival and development harbor an increased burden of variants in people with autism spectrum disorder, according to researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.

Autism affects some 1 in 68 children between the ages of three and 17 and is more common among boys. Hundreds of genes have been linked to the condition, including ones active at key developmental stages.

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