ERIC Number: EJ577333
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Finding Specific Genes that Cause Autism: A Combination of Approaches Will Be Needed To Maximize Power.
Folstein, Susan E.; Bisson, Erica; Santangelo, Susan L.; Piven, Joseph
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v28 n5 p439-45 Oct 1998
Identifies difficulties in the task of finding the genes involved in causing autism, such as the unknown mechanism of inheritance, small size of families with an autistic child, the rarity of parent-child pairs, and the large number of genes that may be involved. Several strategies for finding relevant genes are discussed. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Special issue: Genetics of Autism.