De novo gene disruptions in children on the autistic spectrum

Original research by I. Iossifov et al. (2012).

Read the abstract here.

Past research has linked changes in the DYRK1A gene to issues including delay in development, intellectual disability, social and behavior issues, and speech impairment. This study identified 350-400 new “candidate” genes that may be related to the features of autism, and DYRK1A is one of them.