Genetics May Play a Larger Role in Autism than Previously Suspected

A new discovery suggests there may be many more genetic links to autism than doctors previously thought.

A just released study sheds new light on what may make kids vulnerable to the disorder.

The information comes from families from around the world with autistic children who have donated their d-n-a to the autism gene bank. Professor of Human Genetics, Dr. Stanley Nelson says, “In autism there has been very strong evidence that there is a genetic component for decades, but we thought as a community that the number of genes playing a role might be very small.”

Geneticists studying the autism gene bank found the opposite is true.

Leading experts are now concluding the hereditary origins of autism are far more diverse than they ever realized.

Researchers say their biggest need now is more DNA samples to continue their work.

You can help if you have an autistic member of your family.

Give the Autism Genetic Resource Exchange a call at 888-AUTISM.

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