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Spectrum: Autism Research News
Two candidate genes have risen to the top, and may help scientists understand what autism really is.
A massive sequencing study spanning seven countries links 38 new genes to autism and developmental delay.
Harmful mutations in autism genes crop up in Chinese individuals about as often as they do in people of European ancestry.
Mice missing one copy of a top autism gene show many of the features seen in people with the mutation — but not social deficits.
Subsets of neurons lacking a gene called RAI1 contribute to Smith-Magenis syndrome, a rare condition related to autism.
Mutations in one of the strongest autism candidate genes may block the proliferation of neurons during development.