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Yale Makes Discovery That Will Dramatically Impact Autism Research

by JENN BERNSTEIN

FoxCT

5:50 PM EDT, April 5, 2012

NEW HAVEN

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Researchers at Yale University say they’ve made a discovery that will dramatically impact autism research.


Dr. Stephan Sanders- the first author of the study- says scientists found genetic mutations are linked to the condition. This finding will help researchers pinpoint which genes are responsible for autism.


“For the first time, we have a route forward, an understanding of how to do autism research and find the true biological cause of autism,”  said Dr. Sanders.


If enough are found, and compared- they can understand what causes it. With time- a treatment could develop. 


For more details on the findings- watch the video.