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Researchers have determined the deletion of specific genes on chromosome 17 can increase the risk for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and schizophrenia nearly 14-fold. The research, an international collaboration led by Emory University scientists, will be published in the American Journal of Human Genetics. A mutation of one of the genes in the deleted interval [...]


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