Twins study shows genetic influences on autism development

10/23/2009 | Reuters

A study of 277 twin pairs found that among identical twins, if one developed autism, the other did in 88% of cases, compared with 31% among fraternal twins. Researchers said identical twins also had greater similarities in the type of autism they had and similar levels of daily functioning. The research validates the importance of genes in the development of autism, scientists said.

View Full Article in:

Reuters

Published in Brief:

SmartBrief Job Listings for Education

Job Title Company Location
K-12 Teachers Needed at Int’l Schools
The International Educator
Multiple Locations
Learning Assessment Specialist at India's Leading K12 Education Enterprise
XSEED Education (India)
Gurgaon (New Delhi Area)
RFP Specialist, Contract Position
ASCD
Alexandria, VA
DIRECTOR OF LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Boulder, CO
Program Officer, Teacher Development
Knowles Science Teaching Foundation
Moorestown, NJ