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  • Common Gene Variants Account for Most of the Genetic Risk for Autism
    Nearly 60 percent of the risk of developing autism is genetic and most of that risk is caused by inherited variant genes that are common in the population and present in individuals without the disorder, according to a study led by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published in the July 20 edition of Nature Genetics.
  • Study Links Specific Gene to Autism Subtype
    This will be a game changer in the way scientists are researching autism," says lead author Raphael Bernier, clinical director of the Autism Center at Seattle Children's Hospital.
  • They are all so different’: Autism requires variety of treatments
    JOHNSTOWN — Tina Dallape heard the small child’s voice say, “Want some,” but she knew her 3-year-old daughter, Sophia, was not in the room.
  • Learning gains for autistic children
    La Trobe researchers achieve a breakthrough in helping overcome learning difficulties in children with autism.
  • Autism Risk Half Genetic, Half Environmental
    Although autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is known to aggregate in families, individual risk is poorly understood. Even the heritability of ASD, a broad and seemingly straightforward population measure, is uncertain. In evaluating heritability, several studies have focused on twins, particularly pairs in which at least one twin had a diagnosis of ASD.

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