Researchers Link Dozens of Genes to Increased Autism Risk

August 9, 2019

(UPI) – Researchers have linked 69 genes to increased risk for autism disorder, a new study says. Of the 69 genes, 16 had not previously been linked to autism, and the researchers report several hundred others may increase risk depending on proximity to those 69 genes, according to research published Thursday in the journal Cell. This newly uncovered data gives more insight on how parents may pass along autism to their children.