Identifying Autism Susceptibility Genes

  title={Identifying Autism Susceptibility Genes},
  author={Elena Maestrini and Alina Paul and Anthony P Monaco and Anthony Bailey},
stantial (36%–90%), whereas in dizygotic (DZ) pairs the rate is similar to the rate of autism among siblings of De Crespigny Park London, SE5 8AF affected children. Twin studies also suggest that the genetic predisposition extends to related, but milder, communication and/or social deficits. In the largest study (Bailey et al., 1995), 92% of MZ pairs were concor-Roosevelt Drive Oxford, OX3 7BN dant for a broader spectrum of social/cognitive abnor-malities—the most severely affected cotwins… CONTINUE READING


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