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Commentary: Autism Genetics and Genomics: A Brief Overview and Synthesis

Chapter:
Commentary: Autism Genetics and Genomics: A Brief Overview and Synthesis
Author(s):

Daniel H. Geschwind

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0053

This commentary begins with a discussion of the development of autism genetics followed by a review of prominent genetic models. It then considers how common variation might influence the development of autism spectrum disorders; whether genetics point to specific molecular pathways and the implications for treatment; and autism vs. intellectual disability.

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