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ERIC Number: EJ1010079
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 116
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
From Genes to Environment: Using Integrative Genomics to Build a "Systems-Level" Understanding of Autism Spectrum Disorders
Hu, Valerie W.
Child Development, v84 n1 p89-103 Jan-Feb 2013
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are pervasive neurodevelopmental disorders that affect an estimated 1 in 110 individuals. Although there is a strong genetic component associated with these disorders, this review focuses on the multifactorial nature of ASD and how different genome-wide (genomic) approaches contribute to our understanding of autism. Emphasis is placed on the need to study defined ASD phenotypes as well as to integrate large-scale "omics" data in order to develop a "systems-level" perspective of ASD, which in turn is necessary to allow predictions regarding responses to specific perturbations and interventions. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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