ERIC Number: EJ370364
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1988
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Autism: Familial Aggregation and Genetic Implications.
Folstein, Susan E.; Rutter, Michael I.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v18 n1 p3-30 Mar 1988
A review of current literature suggests that many cases of autism may well have both environmental and genetic etiologies and that more than one genetic locus is likely. Some evidence suggests that some genetic abnormality of language or sociability is inherited which then interacts with other factors to produce autism. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses
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