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Genetic Factors May Explain 83% Of The Risk For Autism Spectrum Disorder

News | November 9, 2017

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Genetic factors may explain 83% of the risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The risk is higher for twins, at 87%. These findings were validated in two separate studies. The first study was “The Heritability of Autism Spectrum Disorder,” by Sven Sandin, Ph.D.; Paul Lichtenstein, Ph.D.; Ralf Kuja-Halkola, Ph.D.; Christina Hultman, Ph.D.; Henrik Larsson, Ph.D.3;…

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