Autism Sisters Project Study Confirms Female Protective Effect

In a new study published in the journal Cell from members of the Autism Sequencing Consortium examines the genetics of over 11,000 people with ASD to find out what types of mutations are seen in people with autism, what genes are involved, what these genes do in the brain, and how they influence a diagnosis.  A special focus is placed on why fewer females are diagnosed than males with not-surprising, but also confirmatory influence of a protective effect.  To hear a complete explanation of the findings, click here: