Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Genetics may be partially responsible for autism spectrum disorders.ASDs have
  • affected social behavior,
  • problems in verbal and nonverbal communication,
  • repetitive behavior and/or
  • restricted range of interests.

Original blog post from ScienceBlogs by Greg Laden.
Bucan M., Abrahams B. S., Wang K., Glessner J.T., Herman E.I., et al. (2009) Genome-wide analyses of exonic copy number variants in a family-based study point to novel autism susceptibility genes. PLoS Genet 5(6): e1000536. doi:10.1371/journal.pgen.1000536


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