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Eur J Hum Genet. 2006 Jun;14(6):714-20.

Genetics of autism spectrum disorder.

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Division of Molecular Genome Analysis, Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Heidelberg, Germany. s.klauck@dkfz.de

Abstract

Autism is a highly heritable complex neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by distinct impairments of cognitive function in the field of social interaction and speech development. Different approaches have been undertaken worldwide to identify susceptibility loci or genes for autism spectrum disorders. No clear conclusions can be made today about genetic loci involved in these disorders. The review will focus on relevant results from the last decade of research with emphasis on whole genome screens and association studies.

PMID:
16721407
DOI:
10.1038/sj.ejhg.5201610
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