Scientists Measure Gene Mutation Rate in Autism and Schizophrenia

Published August 30, 2010 in Medical News Today

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.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/199186.php

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