Children With Autism And Gastrointestinal Symptoms Have Altered Digestive Genes

Medical News Today
Date Published: 
September 11, 2011

Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and at the Harvard Medical School report that children with autism and gastrointestinal disturbances have altered expression of genes involved in digestion. These variations may contribute to changes in the types of bacteria in their intestines.