"Essential Life" gene mutation linked to Autism

Page 1 of 1 [ 1 post ] 

ASPartOfMe
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 Aug 2013
Age: 63
Gender: Male
Posts: 22,927
Location: Long Island, New York

13 Dec 2016, 12:09 am

Mutations in life's 'essential genes' tied to autism

Quote:
"We provided another way to prioritize autism genes," Ji said. "We now see that essential genes are much more likely to be associated with autism than non-essential genes. Focusing in on this group of genes will help shed more light on the complex genetic architecture of this disorder."
"The next step is to dig deeper to better understand the specific combinations of mutations within the gene groups we have identified here," Bucan said. "Moreover, our study will help scientists working on model organisms - mice, fish, flies - to interpret their findings and relate them to complex neurodevelopmental disorders."


_________________
Professionally Identified and joined WP August 26, 2013
DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity

My autism is not a superpower. It also isn’t some kind of god-forsaken, endless fountain of suffering inflicted on my family. It’s just part of who I am as a person. - Sara Luterman