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About Autism / Spectrum Disorders: Genetics and Autism: What’s the Link?
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Lisa Jo Rudy – About.com Autism / Spectrum Disorders Guide autism.guide@about.com
Tue, Jan 15, 2008, 8:13 AM
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This has been a banner month in autism research. No fewer than three new studies have come out with findings on genetics and autism. What we know so far, though, is pretty slight. Autism does run in families. Sometimes. Spontaneous mutations are behind autism. Sometimes. Find out more about what we DO know – and what we have yet to discover!

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Finding Links Autism to Genetic “Hot Spot” – But Offers Little Help for Parents
Last July, the researchers at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory announced that certain spontaneous genetic mutations (mutations NOT inherited from parents) seem to be responsible for some cases of autism. Today, the…read more

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Yet More Genetic Finds Underscore Complexity of Autism
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Heredity, Genetic Mutations & Older Parents May Cause Autism
A new research study suggests that spontaneous genetic mutations caused, in part, by older parents, may play an important role in the autism epidemic. The research study also suggests that a genetic test for “carrier” parents may become available soon. Researcher Dr. Kenny Ye explains his group’s findings in detail.


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