Autism & Genetics

When you research Autism Spectrum Disorders, you will quickly come to realise that there are as many theories on causes as there are researchers looking for answers. One fundamental aspect does seem to be completely undeniable however; there is a link to our genes. This may seem counter intuitive to many people, who find themselves … Continue reading “Autism & Genetics”

Genetic Differences – The Autistic Brain

A fascinating project conducted be a team of US molecular geneticists based at Mount Sinai and led by professor Joseph Buxbaum have been mapping the genome of autistic people. The researched involved 810 volunteers – 60% of which had been formally diagnosed with ASD, with the remaining 40% neurotypical. The research showed that the autistic … Continue reading “Genetic Differences – The Autistic Brain”