Excerpt from Futurism
Written by Dieter Holger
The genetics surrounding autism has been the focus of many researchers’ investigations. MIT scientists recently reversed symptoms of autism through gene editing, and now researchers have isolated another gene linked to autism, according to a paper published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry.
The scientists identified the gene in patients suffering from a rare tumor disease associated with the with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) gene, according to The Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSTL).
WUSTL Neurology instructor Stephanie Morris, who helped author the study, says the new genetic link could shed light on other genes involved in autism.