Scientists Measure Gene Mutation Rate in Autism and Schizophrenia

Medical News Today
Date Published: 
August 30, 2010

An international study led by University of Montreal scientists suggests family history may not be a good predictor of the presence of mutations predisposing to autism or schizophrenia. The findings show how new or de novo gene mutations - alterations of the cell's DNA - play a role in these devastating conditions.