Montana Autism Education Project
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Mother's DNA linked to autism risk
Scientists are closing in on the genetic cause of autism, with the latest research pinpointing mutations in DNA inherited from the mother.
A team at Cornell University analysed DNA belonging to 903 children on the autism spectrum, and compared it with DNA from their unaffected siblings.
Children with autism had twice the number of potentially harmful mutations in their mitochondrial DNA than their siblings.
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