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Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2009 Apr;11(2):137-42.

Molecular genetics of autism.

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Department of Human Genetics, Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-7088, USA.


The increasing autism incidence estimates are generating strong interest in identifying its salient risk factors. Recognition of the importance of genes in this and other disorders has promulgated the development of valuable research tools. As this review indicates, application of these tools paints a portrait of a disorder that is more complex than anticipated.

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