Inheritance and Genetics of Autism
Inheritance and Genetics Information
Inheritance of Autism:
Autism Research: NIMH (Excerpt)
Evidence suggests that some family members of people with autism may
share with them milder, but qualitatively similar, behavioral
characteristics of autism. (Source: excerpt from Autism Research: NIMH)
Autism: NIMH (Excerpt)
Several studies of twins suggest that autism- or at
least a higher likelihood of some brain dysfunction-can be inherited. (Source: excerpt from Autism: NIMH)
Autism: Genetics Information
Genetics of Autism:
Recent studies strongly suggest that some people
have a genetic predisposition to autism. Researchers are looking for clues
about which genes contribute to this increased susceptibility.
(Source: excerpt from NINDS Autism Information Page: NINDS)
About inheritance and genetics:
Inheritance of Autism refers to whether the condition is inherited
from your parents or "runs" in families.
The level of inheritance of a condition depends
on how important genetics are to the disease.
Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited,
partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited,
and non-genetic diseases are not inherited.
For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.
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