New study sheds light on genetic susceptibility to autism and other neuropsychiatric conditions

Author(s): News & Views

Researchers at the University of Toronto and the Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto, Canada) successfully identified de novo and rare copy-number variations (CNVs) in 248 unrelated attention deficit– hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) patients using million-feature genotyping arrays, providing support for a role for rare CNVs in ADHD risk and reinforcing evidence for the existence of common underlying susceptibility genes for ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other neuropsychiatric disorders.


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