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Abnormalities in Certain Genes Play a Role in Autism

Posted on Sep 4, 2010 in Autism

An autism researcher from University of Gothenburg, Sweden has found that autism can be linked to certain abnormalities in genes. Christopher Gillberg and his team revealed that that Copy Number Variants (CNVs) – sub-microscopic abnormalities in the chromosomes – are heavily over-represented in autistic people. “Some of these are inherited, while others have appeared for the first time in the person with autism,” said Gillberg. “Several of the abnormalities affect the genes that we have previously shown to be linked to autism and psychological developmental...

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