New studies suggest mutations in the exome play a significant role in autism.

Gene Studies Begin to Unravel Autism Puzzle 
Wed, 04 Apr 2012 12:00:02 -0500

Yet another interesting study. A sweeping study of hundreds of families with autism has found that spontaneous mutations can occur in a parent’s sperm or egg cells that increase a child’s risk for autism, and fathers are four times more likely than mothers to pass these mutations on to their children, researchers said last week.
Source: Reuters Health

But as the mom of a teenager with autism, I’m more keenly interested in services and therapies developed and provided for the multitude of individuals now existing with ASDs. But an informative article, nonetheless.


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