Autism's Possible Genetic Cause Comes to Light in New Study

Researchers believe they have found some of the edge pieces in the jigsaw puzzle that is autism spectrum disorder. A new study has found that duplicated and deleted pieces of DNA in a number of different genes play a role in the development of autism, said study co-author Rita M. Cantor, a professor of genetics and psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Advocacy groups are optimistic that the findings could lead to new treatments for the disorder. A number of autism...Full Story
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