ERIC Number: EJ969992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Twin Studies in Autism: What Might They Say about Genetic and Environmental Influences
Anderson, George M.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v42 n7 p1526-1527 Jul 2012
Genetic and epigenetic differences exist within monozygote twin-pairs and might be especially important in the expression of autism. Assuming phenotypic differences between monozygotic twins are due to environmental influences may lead to mistaken conclusions regarding the relative genetic and environmental contribution to autism risk.
Descriptors: Autism, Genetics, Environmental Influences, Twins, At Risk Persons, Medical Research, Genetic Disorders
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