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Study Uncovers Genetic Differences Between Autistic Siblings

Siblings with autism are more likely to be different from each another than similar, at the genetic level. The largest genetics study ever conducted has uncovered DNA differences between autistic children and an autistic brother or sister. The finding points to the complexity of the neurodevelopmental disorder that is not easily tied to inheritance. The findings of the study — looking at the whole genomes of 340 individuals from 85 families — surprised researchers, who expected that...

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