Genetics May Help Explain Autism

Children with a rare chromosome abnormality may be 100 times more likely to develop autism, says a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine today. A team of researchers says it has found a genetic anomaly on one chromosome that makes up the DNA of human beings. For years, it's been a mystery. The number of children with autism was growing, but researchers could not understand why. Some parents and advocates suspected the cause was chemical. They wondered if there might be a...Full Story
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