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Autism Genome Project delivers genetic discovery

A new study from investigators with the Autism Genome Project, the world’s largest research project on identifying genes associated with risk for autism, has found that the comprehensive use of copy number variant (CNV) genetic testing offers an important tool in individualized diagnosis and treatment of autism. http://medicalxpress.com/news/2014-04-autism-genome-genetic-discovery.html

Faulty gene responsible for autism identified

TBR1 gene has been repeatedly found to be guilty in patients having Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). TBR1 gene has been repeatedly found to be guilty in patients having Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). This gene is essential for regulating brain’s development. Disruption in its functions can hamper normal brain development and possibly lead to autism. http://www.autismdailynewscast.com/autism-research-31-jan-2014-week-in-review/7041/dr-narsaria/