The Autism Genetics Quandary

How do you find genes for a disorder that eludes definition?

“I can’t find anything better” image for genetics review

There is general agreement among scientists that the autism has a genetic basis, nevertheless, research is complicated by the nature of the syndrome — it’s hard to search for a gene when there simply isn’t a clear-cut phenotype.

“Because of the variability in the phenotype, we know there’s variability in the genetics.”