Largest-ever autism genome study finds most siblings have different autism-risk genes

January 26, 2015 4:00 PM

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Largest-ever autism genome study finds most siblings have different autism-risk genes

The largest-ever autism genome study, funded by Autism Speaks, reveals that the disorder's genetic underpinnings are even more complex than previously thought: Most siblings who have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have different autism-linked genes.

Led by the director of the Autism Speaks MSSNG project, the report made the cover of today's Nature Medicine.

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