ERIC Number: EJ614754
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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The HOPA Gene Dodecamer Duplication Is Not a Significant Etiological Factor in Autism.
Michaelis, Ron C.; Copeland-Yates, Susan A.; Sossey-Alaoui, Khalid; Skinner, Cindy; Friez, Michael J.; Longshore, John W.; Simensen, Richard J.; Schroer, Richard J.; Stevenson, Roger E.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v30 n4 p355-58 Aug 2000
A study of 202 patients with autism found the incidence of a dodecamer duplication in the HOPA gene was not significantly different between patients and controls. Three female patients inherited the duplication from nonautistic fathers. Also, there was no systematic skewing of X inactivation in female patients with the duplication. (Contains references.) (Author/CR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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