Monday, May 5, 2014

Environment Just As Important As Genetics in Finding Causes of Autism

A large study in Sweden has shown that genes are just as important as environmental factors in assessing the causes of autism.Researchers were surprised to discover that the inheritability of the neurodevelopmental disorder was about 50 percent -- much lower than previous studies that put it at 80-90 percent -- and that it was equal to environmental causes, according to the study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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