Majority of autism risk resides in genes
An international study of 2+ million people, including 22k with autism, found heritability estimates btw 54-81%. The majority of the remaining variance due to unique factors, which can include de novo, or non-inherited, genetic mutations.
BREAKING: Majority of #autism risk resides in genes, multinational study suggests — has the story.
Another large-scale study concludes that autism risk is due primarily to genes (heritability ≈ 80%; N = 22 ,156)
Some 81% of a person’s chance of having #autism comes from inherited genetic factors — the study is the largest yet to estimate the heritability of autism risk in a multinational population.
About 81% of a person's chance of having #autism comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million children from five countries.
About 81% of a person’s chance of #autism comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million children from five countries.