Research Points to Genetic Link in Autism

Scientists have long known that people with autism have brains that work differently -- their brain activity doesn't follow the usual pathways for speech, thought or social interaction. Still, the lingering question has always been: why? New research published in the online medical journal Nature today offers the best evidence yet that a major part of the answer is genetics. For the first time, scientists have identified specific genetic mutations that lead to specific abnormalities in how...Full Story
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