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    New Autism Research: More Proof It?s in the Genes
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    Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
    New genetic research may provide help in diagnosing and treating autism spectrum disorders one day.

    The big news: people with autism have about 20% more areas of DNA that are either lost or duplicated (called "copy number variants" or CNV's) compared to unaffected people. About 10-20 genes can be affected. Some of these genetic abnormalities may make someone susceptible to both autism spectrum disorders and intellectual disabilities.


    So what does this mean, exactly?



    Read the full article on Child Health 411, Dr. Ari Brown's expert blog on WebMD.
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