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Genetic variants implicated in autism detected in the general population

Updated: Jul 25, 2023

Scientists from the Institut Pasteur, the CNRS, the Institut universitaire de France, Université Paris Cité and the Paris Public Hospital Network (AP-HP), including Thomas Bourgeron, INCEPTION coordinator, compared genetic data from 13,000 individuals with autism and nearly 200,000 individuals from the general population. While 4% of those with autism were found to carry strong genetic variations implicated in autism, the same variations were also observed in nearly 1% of individuals from the general population, who were also found to have poorer cognitive performance and a lower socioeconomic status. The results of the study were published in the journal Nature Medicine.

Find out more at the Institute Pasteur research journal


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