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Autism Genes

Environment As Important As Genes In Autism

Posted 05.05.2014 | Parents

(Reuters) - Environmental factors are more important than previously thought in leading to autism, as big a factor as genes, according to the larg...

Anna Almendrala

More Children With Autism Are Going To College Than Ever Before (And 5 Other Key Findings)

HuffingtonPost.com | Anna Almendrala | Posted 03.11.2014 | Parents

Research on autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is still in its infancy, but knowledge about the brain disorder, which is associated with developmental del...

Autism and Genes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 06.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

How we -- as individuals and as a society -- respond to burgeoning genetic discoveries will be as important as these discoveries themselves.

Gene Mutations May Contribute To Autism, Studies Show

Reuters | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living

* Teams identify four new autism risk genes * Older fathers more likely to pass autism to offspring By Julie Steenhuysen...

A Possible Explanation For Uncontrolled Brain Growth In Autism

| Posted 05.23.2012 | Healthy Living

By Ferris Jabr (Click here for the original article) As a baby grows inside the womb, its brain does not simply expand like a dehydrated sponge dr...

Random Gene Mutations--Not Just Hereditary Ones--Could Be Cause Of Autism

TIME | Posted 08.09.2011 | Healthy Living

Random changes in genes, rather than changes handed down from parents, may be responsible for some cases of autism, scientists say. The findings sugge...

Autism Spectrum Disorders A Focus Of HBO Special

Dr. Rock Positano | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Rock Positano

According to the Center for Disease Control in 2007, autism affects 1 out of every 150 children, up from 1 out of every 10,000 in 1980.