Associations between polymorphisms in sex steroid related genes and autistic-like traits

  title={Associations between polymorphisms in sex steroid related genes and autistic-like traits},
  author={Anna Zettergren and L. Jonsson and Daniel Johansson and Jonas Melke and Sebastian Lundstr{\"o}m and Henrik Anckars{\"a}ter and Paul Lichtenstein and Lars Westberg},
Sex differences in psychiatric disorders are common, which is particularly striking in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) that are four times more prevalent in boys. High levels of testosterone during early development have been hypothesized to be a risk factor for ASDs, supported by several studies showing fetal testosterone levels, as well as indirect measures of prenatal androgenization, to be associated with ASDs and autistic-like traits (ALTs). Further, the importance of sex steroid related… CONTINUE READING

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