Saturday, June 12, 2010

Do different genetic mutations result in different ASD severities?

While it is known that genetic mutations can contribute to the status of our health, which is certainly the case in some individuals with ASD, what is not known is whether different types of mutations result in different degrees of severity. Researchers have recently asked this question, using an ASD susceptibility point in our DNA make-up. They found that the clinical variability of ASDs may be reduced or categorised when subgroups based on a specific mutations are distinguished from the ASD population. What this means is that the spectrum of autism can be categorised by mutations to form subgroups of autism. In future, ASDs are likely to be subgrouped by genetics and symptoms.
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