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Scientists Uncover More Autism Genes

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 — In a finding that underscores the major role genetics plays in autism risk, researchers report they have identified 16 new genes linked to the developmental disorder. The investigators conducted genetic analyses of 2,300 people from nearly 500 families with at least two children with autism. Of the children in the… Read More »

Older Sibling with Autism or ADHD Ups Risk for Younger Kids

Having an older sibling with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) raised the risk of being diagnosed with either condition, according to a study of population-based medical records. Children whose older brother or sister had autism were 30 times more likely to receive an autism diagnosis and 3.7 times more likely to be… Read More »