Multiplex targeted sequencing identifies recurrently mutated genes in autism spectrum disorders

Original research article by B.J. O’Roak et al. (2012).

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The authors of this study used genetic material from 2,446 people in the Simon Simplex Collection (SSC) to look for 44 genes that have been associated with autism. The SSC includes children with autism and intellectual disability. This study identified 27 de novo gene changes in 16 genes, including a damaging change in the ARID1B gene in two people. This suggests that changes in the ARID1B gene may be related to autism and/or intellectual disability.