Study links gene variant to autism, gastrointestinal problems

03/3/2009 | USA Today

U.S. researchers found that a mutation in the MET gene could play a role in the development of autism and gastrointestinal disorders. However, they did not find a link between the gene variant and patients with autism who lacked gastrointestinal problems. The findings suggest the gene mutation might cause autism in a certain group of people but might not be linked to other types of autism, the study's author said.

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