Findings show that most autistic people have a deviation in a portion of their DNA that affects the way brain cells connect with one another. The discovery may lead to treatments. Researchers have found that many people with autism share common genetic variations, a discovery that may improve diagnosis and offers the promise of developing treatments for the frustratingly mysterious disorder.
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