Genetic Finding Paves Way For Controversial Autism Testing, Hospital For Sick Children Study

Published: Jun 10, 2010

(PhysOrg.com) -- The world's largest DNA scan for familial autism has uncovered new genetic changes in autistic children that are often not present in their parents. Identified in less than 1 percent of the population, these rare variants occur nearly 20 percent more in autistic children.

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