Whole-genome study lifts veil on inheritance patterns in autism
Spectrum | Autism Research News
A whole-genome study has provided new clues to inheritance patterns in autism and implicated 16 new genes in the condition.
The genomes of families that have more than one #autistic child have revealed that a set of inherited mutations are likely linked to autism — further evidence that the condition runs in families.
Whole-genome analysis has revealed 16 new genes implicated in #autism — many are involved in neuron growth, while others are expressed in other cell types, such as those surrounding blood vessels.
Daniel Kraft, MD
An analysis of whole-genome sequences from nearly 500 families has implicated 16 new genes in #autism.