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Mapping of partially overlapping de novo deletions across an autism susceptibility region (AUTS5) in two unrelated individuals affected by developmental delays with communication impairment.

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Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by deficits in reciprocal social interaction and communication, and repetitive and stereotyped behaviors and interests. Previous genetic studies of autism have shown evidence of linkage to chromosomes 2q, 3q, 7q, 11p, 16p, and 17q. However, the complexity and heterogeneity of the disorder have limited the success of candidate gene studies. It is estimated that 5% of the autistic population carry structural chromosome abnormalities. This ar...

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10.1002/ajmg.a.32704

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Journal:
American journal of medical genetics. Part A More from this journal
Volume:
149A
Issue:
4
Pages:
588-597
Publication date:
2009-02-01
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EISSN:
1552-4833
ISSN:
1552-4825

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