Researchers learn more about gender's role in autism risk

Having a daughter with autism is linked to an increased risk that younger siblings will also have the disorder, new research suggests.

And that's especially true if the younger siblings are boys, the study authors said.

It had been known that having one child with autism raised the chances of having another child with autism, but the role of gender in that risk was unclear.

Having this information can help doctors and genetic counselors in assisting families who have a child with autism, the researchers said.

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29th September 2017
US News