Inside Scoop From the Autism Anchors: Special report on genetics

Two scientists describe the critical role families have played in advancing research in autism genetics.

By Spectrum
27 June 2017 | 1 min read
Autism correspondents Raphael Bernier and James Mancini look fly in a pair of sunglasses.
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Our autism anchors, Raphael Bernier and James Mancini, emphasize the critical part families play in finding genes and genomic regions that contribute to autism. They also describe what genetic research involving families entails. A parent makes a guest appearance to give her take on the relevance of this work to families like hers.

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