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Air pollution and genetics – risks for autism onset according to new research
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Air pollution and genetics – risks for autism onset according to new research

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) has published a  new study relating increase in air pollution to a rise in autism diagnosis in those carrying already vulnerable genetics. The study entitled "Autism spectrum disorde...
Research finds common traits within families between child prodigies and individuals with autism
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Research finds common traits within families between child prodigies and individuals with autism

A new research study by the Ohio State University has found that child prodigies and individuals with autism, in the same family, share genetic traits. Although the study group was only small, it was found that similar characters such as good memory and att...
Did the New York Times get it wrong in linking Autism and Cancer genes?
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Did the New York Times get it wrong in linking Autism and Cancer genes?

Research into two unrelated genetic mutations in cells have shown a link between a specific cancer gene and Autism, say the New York Times. This is based on research conducted by the University of Washington into mutates cancer gene, called PTEN. Around 10%...
Revolutionary gene therapy could reverse symptoms of Retts Syndrome
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Revolutionary gene therapy could reverse symptoms of Retts Syndrome

Research into Retts Syndrome, one of the most debilitating of the Autism Spectrum Disorders, has proved to reverse the symptoms in a recent study conducted on mice. Rett Syndrome strikes little girls almost exclusively, with first symptoms usually appearing...