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New Genetic Clues to Autism Found
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Andie_WebMD_Staff posted:
There is a new article on WebMD Health News that discusses research showing 2 new gene mutations linked to Autism.

?Genes May Cause Autism: A new study shows that two additional genes may be involved with autism. Researchers say the risk for autism is higher among siblings of an affected child than in the general population, which suggests the disorder may be inherited. These mutated genes affect the formation or function of the neural synapse.

Why It Matters: There's no known cause of autism, but studies have shown that mutations in several genes are associated with autism. Findings in this study also suggest other genetic or environmental factors are involved in certain individuals.


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