“Study Debunks Autism as a Primarily Genetic Disorder”

“A rigorous study of nearly 400 twins has shown that environmental factors have been underestimated, and genetics overestimated, for their roles in autism-spectrum disorders.
http://www.ucsf.edu/news/2011/07/10153/study-debunks-autism-primarily-genetic-disorder

The study found that the children’s environment represents more than half of the susceptibility – 55 percent in the most severe form of autism and 58 percent in the broad spectrum of the disorder – while genetics is involved in 37 percent and 38 percent of the risk, respectively.”

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