Friday, October 14, 2022

DNA Genes Linked To Autism

 In an article published, a new genetic inquiry has revealed that more than 70 genes are strongly identical with autism, and more than 250 are linked to the condition. Researchers have found that these genes are related predominantly to developmental delay and tend to be operating in the early development of nerve cells, like autism-related genes that also tend to play a role in more mature neurons. Genes that are analogous to
are also more likely to be associated with genes that increase a person’s risk of neurological and psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. Based on findings, researchers believe that a genetically targeted accession to autism will more than likely help patients with autism because the treatment that works for such individuals carrying the mutation for autism in one gene may not entirely work for other individuals with a mutation in a different gene.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has been one of the most prevalent neurodevelopmental disorders in children and adults, with that being said, for an individual to have almost 70 genes that are identical with autism that is frightening to know. Genetic testing can be done to individuals who were diagnosed with ASD, but sometimes current genetic testing will not give answers to everyone. In the United States, there are a lot of individuals that are diagnosed with ASD and grow up to be high functioning individuals. 

1 comment:

  1. I found the information in this blog to be insightful. The article used provides an in-depth analysis on autism inheritance and it’s relation to various psychological disorders. I was unaware of the magnitude of genes that could encode and be linked to the development of a autism. Given this, I feel that the findings from this research will be beneficial for the advancement of biotechnology and gene therapy for autism.