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UNC, Caltech research finds further evidence for genetic contribution to autism
Date:7/17/2008

ess social information like information about the faces of other people they look at, we will be in a better position to teach them strategies for social interaction and will be able to explain to them how they differ from neurotypical people."

Piven said that this approach may disaggregate the phenotype in autism and provide new targets for genetic studies. "In other words, it may lead us to finding genes that are responsible for the face-processing component in autism," he said.

The researchers noted that an important part of the paper is that it is not claiming all people with autism or their parents are 'impaired'. Instead, they said the study shows that parents who have children with autism like the autistic subjects themselves are different and do things differently.


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