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09 June 2011

Girls more resistant to autism

Girls may be more resistant to the spontaneous genetic mishaps that explain some cases of autism in families with no history of the disorder, two new studies suggest.

Girls may be more resistant to the spontaneous genetic mishaps that explain some cases of autism in families with no history of the disorder, two new studies suggest.

Autism spectrum disorders are neurodevelopmental conditions marked by impaired social interaction and communication, unusual interests, repetitive behaviours and, in some cases, intellectual disability.

More than one child with autism in a family

 
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