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30 genes associated with autism
30 genes associated with autism (November 3, 2014 - Insidermedicine) From Pittsburgh - A new report published in Nature identifies over 30 genes that raise risk of autism. Researchers examined 14,000 DNA samples from parents, children with autism as well as unrelated individuals. They found 33 genes that contribute to risk of autism, while previous knowledge had only identified 9. These genes affect vital structures in the brain that enable brain cells to communicate.
 
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