ERIC Number: EJ838801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Brief Report: On the Concordance Percentages for Autistic Spectrum Disorder of Twins
Bohm, Henry V.; Stewart, Melbourne G.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v39 n5 p806-808 May 2009
In the development of genetic theories of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) various characteristics of monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins are often considered. This paper sets forth a possible refinement in the interpretation of the MZ twin concordance percentages for ASD underlying such genetic theories, and, drawing the consequences from that refinement, a possible early environmental factor in the later development of ASD.
Descriptors: Twins, Autism, Genetics, Genetic Disorders, Environmental Influences, Etiology, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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