Autism Susceptibility Genes Identified

Source: 
Medical News Today
Date Published: 
March 26, 2010
Abstract: 

Two genes have been associated with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) in a new study of 661 families. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's newly launched journal Molecular Autism found that variations in the genes for two brain proteins, LRRN3 and LRRTM3, were significantly associated with susceptibility to ASD.