People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may carry certain rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people with autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Finding a mutation linked to autism traits can have life-changing consequences for autistic individuals and their families.
People who have a mutation linked to autism plus a second genetic glitch tend to have more severe symptoms than those with the mutation alone.
Two new online resources help researchers predict how mutations alter protein structure.
A single gene, OTUD7A, may account for most of the features seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 15 known as 15q13.3.
Mutations that appear in only some of the body’s cells contribute to autism in about 4 percent of people with the condition.