Future of Autism Genetics Should Learn from its Past

Published December 9, 2014 in Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

The results of sequencing studies are helping autism researchers narrow down what genes to look for and where. They can now put forth a statistically sound estimate of the overall genetic contribution of de novo mutations of different categories to autism. However, they still cannot pinpoint the causal mutations for many cases of autism because the genomic background noise remains high.


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