Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Scientists Link Gene Mutation to Autism Risk
A Group of Scientists discovered several mutations that increases the chance of a child developing autism. It was found that fathers over the age 35 increased the risk of autism. Researchers analyzed the genetic material of blood samples that were taken from the parents who birth a child with autism. This allowed them to spot the initial mutation called de novo, which is not inherited but occurs around the time of conception. De novo was spotted in several kids at the same location even when they were unrelated. The risk of de novo increased with parental age and four times more likely to rise in the DNA of a male over the age of 35.
New York Times Here