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Commentary: Autism Genetics and Genomics: A Brief Overview and Synthesis

Daniel H. Geschwind

in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780195371826
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199965212 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195371826.003.0053
Commentary: Autism Genetics and Genomics: A Brief Overview and Synthesis

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This commentary begins with a discussion of the development of autism genetics followed by a review of prominent genetic models. It then considers how common variation might influence the development of autism spectrum disorders; whether genetics point to specific molecular pathways and the implications for treatment; and autism vs. intellectual disability.

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Subjects: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry ; Neurology ; Neuroscience

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