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Study Says We All Have Autism Genes. Here’s What That Means

A common saying among the autism community is “If you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism.” This is because autism is a spectrum disorder, with a wide variety of severities and expressions of symptoms. But one study, published in late March 2016, suggests that the autism spectrum is even broader than you may have believed.

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To understand this, we have to first look at the incredibly complex genetic component of autism. In terms of a person’s internal wiring, autism is likely caused by two things: thousands of gene variants sprinkled across the genome that don’t do much individually but have a big impact when combined; and, a little more rarely, a few mutated genes that also pack a sucker punch. Read More at The Autism Site

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