Study Zeroes In on Key Part of DNA Deletion Linked to Autism

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Robert Shultz, PhD, Director of the Center for Autism Research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), led a new study which suggests that deletions within a specific segment of chromosome 22 raise the risk of autism. The link to autism within this segment is supported by previous findings surrounding genes within the same region. The same genes have been associated with brain development in animal studies, further supporting the study’s suggestion that this region of chromosome 22 may be closely related to developments of autism.

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