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DNA Deletion Sparks Separate Outcomes of Autism, Schizophrenia

By Yuhas, Daisy

Summary

This online article describes how a single genetic condition, 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, has been linked to both schizophrenia and autism. The article suggests that, in at least some cases, schizophrenia and autism could be independent outcomes of the same genetic risk.

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This online article is in English

Publication:

Spectrum News
2017

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