Autism linked to hundreds of variations

Hundreds of small genetic variations are associated with autism spectrum disorders, as opposed to one or two major genetic defects, a study from Yale University has found.

The research identified over 30 regions in the genome that are very likely to contribute to autism.

“We can use these genetic findings to begin unravelling the underlying biology of autism,” said researcher Stephan Sanders. “This will help tremendously in the effort to identify new and better approaches to treatment.”

Read more at Yale University