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Yale Researchers Explain Why Autism Occurs in Boys More Than Girls

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brain than in girls. They also found that girls with autism have more genetic mutations than boys. This implies that girls have more resiliency to the disorder, requiring more “genetic hits” to develop it.The study was published in the April 16 edition of the journal Brain.“We know so little about how autism unfolds in the brain,” said Dr.

Abha Gupta, assistant professor of pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine and lead author of the study. “It’s important to be able to land on spots where the dysfunction might arise because that gives us more traction into where in the brain to look.

We need to be accurate about this.”Other collaborators on the research included Dr. Allison Jack from George Mason University and Dr.

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