Research by Topic: gene x environment interactions

Genes, environment and heritability: why does it matter?

Published August 28, 2019 in ASF Podcast

This week a 5 country collaboration including the largest number of people EVER revealed 80% of the causes of autism are heritable. This is incredibly important to understand autism and move forward with research that matters to families.  What it did not do was calculate the role of gene x environment interactions which seems to […]

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Genes, environment and heritability: why does it matter?

Published July 29, 2019 in ASF Podcast

This week a 5 country collaboration including the largest number of people EVER revealed 80% of the causes of autism are heritable. This is incredibly important to understand autism and move forward with research that matters to families.  What it did not do was calculate the role of gene x environment interactions which seems to […]

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What does and does not change the probability of an autism diagnosis

Published July 1, 2019 in ASF Podcast

Once again, this week another study  came out dismissing the link between vaccines and autism.  Add this one to the list, but this is one of the largest and takes into account genetic and non-genetic risk factors.  It continues to discredit the vaccine-autism link.  However, in other science, more evidence that prenatal folic acid supplementation, […]

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Genes and Environment, Genes and Environment. Go together like aging and retirement

Published July 1, 2019 in ASF Podcast

Twins with autism, where either one or both is diagnosed, is crucial to understand the role of genetics and the environment to both autism diagnoses and now, autism traits.  In a study this week, researchers using data from the California Twins Study examined the genetic and environmental influences of brain development in multiple regions and […]

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