Recessive Genes Suspected in Low-IQ Autism, Brown University Study

Published: Jul 09, 2013

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A DNA analysis of children with autism who have an IQ of 70 or below suggests a role for recessive inheritance. Researchers compared the DNA of more than 2,100 children with autism who were born into “simplex” families where neither their parents nor a sibling has an autism disorder—a Simons Foundation data set known as the Simons Simplex Collection.

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