Study Reveals Answer To How Autism Gene Passed Down

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Experts have long been aware that autism spectrum disorder is passed down from generation to generation, possibly more than any other neuropsychiatric condition. The reason behind the heritability, however, has remained a mystery until recent studies.

Medical Xpress reports that recessive genes carrying the ASD mutation are often passed down from parent to child, but a child must inherit two genes, one from each parent for the effects of ASD to be seen.

Be sure to read the linked article to find out more about this amazing breakthrough, which could provide clues as to how better to treat ASD.

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