Mental Activity May Affect Autism-Linked Genes

Here’s an interesting new study that might shed some light on the causation of and possible treatments for Autism. It should be noted, however, that many of the children studied suffered from other neurological problems and had parents who were related. Whether a study of the general population would yield the same results are not is unclear.


New research suggests that some cases of autism arise from defects in genes that can be turned on or off by mental activity, a finding that sheds light on the devastating condition and might eventually lead to strategies to treat it.

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