Studies Find Evidence of Novel Genes in ASD

Evidence of Novel Genes in ASD

Evidence of Novel Genes in ASD

Eli Hatchwell MD PhD, Director of the Genomics Core Facility and Associate Professor in Pathology, Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY is heading up the genetic component of iCARE4autism’s International Autism Conference in Jerusalem in February, 2010. He just released the following report on new studies indicating evidence of novel genes in ASD.

In two articles published in Nature in April 2009, researchers from the Center for Applied Genomics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia report novel genetic findings in ASD.

In the first paper, a search was conducted for common variants that might predispose to ASD in all affected individuals, while the second paper focused on the presence of rare genetic changes, confined to those with ASD.

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