According to a study, Scientists have labeled 33 genes as being associated with autism and other related disorders. They also found several of these genes to be altered in people with schizophrenia Scientists for the first time found that out of the 33 genes, 22 were linked to autism They sequenced the genomes of a group of children with neurodevelopmental abnormalities, including autism and schizophrenia.
Scientists identified the precise points where the DNA strands are disrupted.
As a result, they were able to discover a series of genes that have a strong individual impact on these disorders.
Scientists found that many of these genes play a role in diverse clinical situations such as schizophrenia or autism.
The researchers analyzed the genomes of 38 people with autism or other neurodevelopmental disorders. They found that a significant number of the genes linked to autism also seem to be associated with schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders. Scientists suspected that the genetic causes of autism and other neurodevelopmental abnormalities are complex. These disorders are likely to involve more than one gene.
By Ammara Hashmi