Below is a summary for the AUTS2 gene observed in research publications. This is not meant to take the place of medical advice.
The online Gene Guide includes more information about AUTS2 such as the chance of having another child with this condition, behavior and development concerns linked to AUTS2-related syndrome or specialists to consider for people with this condition. Share this resource with family members or your clinical providers.
What is AUTS2-related syndrome?
AUTS2-related syndrome happens when there are changes to the AUTS2 gene. These changes can keep the gene from working as it should.
The AUTS2 gene helps the body to develop.
Because the AUTS2 gene is important in development, many people who have AUTS2-related syndrome have:
- Learning problems, developmental delay
- Features of autism
- Motor delays
- Speech delays
How many people have AUTS2-related syndrome?
As of 2019, about 50 people in the world with changes in the AUTS2 gene had been described in the medical literature. The first case of AUTS2– related syndrome was described in 2007. Scientists expect to find more people who have the syndrome as access to genetic testing improves.
Research Article Summaries