Here’s how much genetics plays in a role in autism

While scientists are still discovering more about autism spectrum disorder (ASD), new research in the field suggests that genes may explain most of the risk of an ASD diagnosis – to the tune of 83 per cent.

American scientists say they’ve calculated the most accurate figure to date for measuring the exact role genes play in autism cases. Turns out, inheriting certain genetics may explain “most” of the risk.

The findings come from re-analyzing data on a group of children in Sweden – they included 37,570  twins, 2.6 million siblings, and 432,000 half-siblings whose health was tracked from 1982 through to 2006.

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28th September 2017
Global News