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    New Clues on Genetic Causes of Autism
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
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    Genetic mutations not inherited from parents appear to explain some cases of autism , new research suggests. And the mutations may number in the hundreds.While the new research is a step forward, it is a small puzzle piece. "It could explain up to 2% of all autism cases," says researcher Stephan J. Sanders, MD, a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University's Child Study Center.
    Even so, he says the new research -- reported as a trio of studies in the journal Neuron -- provides a solid foundation to a better understanding of the biology of the disorder, eventually leading to better treatments.
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    Mainemommy responded:
    no link
    Steph 37 DH 42 DD 9 Asthma eczema and allergies DS 5 Eczema and milk allergy Backwards in High Heels
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff replied to Mainemommy's response:
    Since I posted as a resource, the link should be right under the title of the post - can you see it?

    I used a different posting method so let me know if it's not visible to you! Thanks -


    p.s. here it is in case:
    crunk05177 responded:
    The word "autism" in the paragraph is the link....
    Me (27), DH (30), DS1 - Michael (4) and DS2 - Nathan (1 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)
    seeit2 responded:
    Fascinating. I used to work with a family who had two children - one with autism and one with Williams syndrome. Chromosomes and social development - I just think that is so interesting. Every study gets us closer to understanding, even if its a small percentage at a time.
    Esmerelda Supercalifragilistic (40) DD (4) DS (1) Just eat it, will ya

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