domingo, 6 de abril de 2014

Autism, Genomics & Public Health


Autism, Genomics & Public Health

Autism awareness ribbon above letter blocks spelling autism
Patches of disorganization in the neocortex of children with autismExternal Web Site Icon
Stoner R, et al. N Engl J Med. 2014 Mar 27;370(13):1209-19.
How to think about the risk of autism,External Web Site Icon The New York Times, Mar 29
CDC information: Children who have a sibling with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at a higher risk of also having ASD.  ASD tends to occur more often in people who have certain genetic or chromosomal conditions, such as fragile X syndrome or tuberous sclerosisExternal Web Site Icon
Did you know? 460 genes have been reported in relation to risk and outcomes of autism, including 13 genomewide association studies. To find out more, visit the HuGE NavigatorExternal Web Site Icon
Check out genetic disorders and tests associated with autism from GeneTestsExternal Web Site Icon and the NIH Genetic Testing RegistryExternal Web Site Icon 

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