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Genetic basis of autism

  May, 22 2001 0:59
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Brain gene implicated in autism

NIMH-funded scientists have linked a gene on chromosome 7 that may influence human brain development with autism susceptibility. Rare mutations in WNT2 may significantly increase susceptibility, while a common variant may contribute to the disorder to a lesser degree, say the researchers.

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Jules Asher
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

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