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Autism genetics: searching for specificity and convergence

Jamee M Berg123 and Daniel H Geschwind234*

Author affiliations

1 Program in Neuroscience IDP, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

2 Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

3 Program in Neurogenetics, Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

4 Center for Autism Research and Treatment and Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

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Genome Biology 2012, 13:247  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-7-247

Published: 31 July 2012

Abstract

Advances in genetics and genomics have improved our understanding of autism spectrum disorders. As many genes have been implicated, we look to points of convergence among these genes across biological systems to better understand and treat these disorders.