Autism, Depression Genetically Linked

Autism, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia share common genetic underpinnings, despite differences in their symptoms and disease courses, a new study found. In particular, variations in two genes involved in cellular calcium channel activity appear to play a role in all five disorders, Dr. Jordan Smoller of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston and colleagues reported online in The Lancet. The findings come from a...Full Story
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