Podcast: Rare and common genetic variation in autism

Two weeks ago the topic was gene x environment interactions. But some genetic variants, including rare genetic variants, can exert huge influence on a diagnosis by themselves. New data from genetic samples that have been sequenced are showing an increase in the number of these genes and the role of these genes, and how they work with common variants. What are rare and common variants? How do they influence a genetic diagnosis? And what does this mean for the future of genetics in ASD? Listen to Dr. Behrang Mahjani at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine who authored two recent publications on the topic. Listen to the podcast here.