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Genes provide key to autism

Jun 10, 2010 1:17:00 AM - thestar.com
Dr. Stephen Scherer, senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children, co-led an international research team to find the genetic roots of autism.

On Wednesday, a Toronto-led consortium of scientists revealed they had formed the clearest picture yet for how genes trigger autism. The findings point the way to earlier diagnosis and new drug treatments for the disorder that affects an estimated one in 110 children.A massive Toronto-led study describes the clearest picture yet of how genetics influences autism.

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