A new study highlights the challenge of distinguishing genetic variants linked to autism from those associated with cognitive development.
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Tag: rare variants
Even as a small child, geneticist Elise Robinson wondered why people think the way they do. Today, that question informs much of her autism research.
Rare mutations in a gene called BAZ2B are associated with various conditions of brain development, including autism.
A new resource details the genetic diversity of people in Asia and may shed light on genetic conditions such as autism.
The question of autism’s heritability is compelling for researchers and laypeople alike, but many people in both groups misunderstand its definition.
Mutations in a gene called ZNF292 lead to a variety of developmental conditions, including autism and intellectual disability.
No diet is likely to treat autistic people on a large scale, but diets based on a genetic profile may bring big benefits to a few.
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may carry certain rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people with autism.
A collection of rare genetic variants associated with autism and schizophrenia also seem to increase a person’s odds of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.