The Familial Risk of Autism

Published May 7, 2014 in JAMA

Among children born in Sweden, the individual risk of ASD and autistic disorder increased with increasing genetic relatedness. Heritability of ASD and autistic disorder were estimated to be approximately 50%. These findings may inform the counseling of families with affected children.

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1866100

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