Autism: Family connections

Nature. 2008 Aug 14;454(7206):838-9. doi: 10.1038/454838a.


Autism is a common neurodevelopmental syndrome with a strong genetic component. The study of autistic individuals whose parents are cousins highlights the genetic diversity of this condition.

Publication types

  • News

MeSH terms

  • Autistic Disorder / genetics*
  • Consanguinity
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease*
  • Humans
  • Membrane Proteins / genetics
  • Mutation


  • Membrane Proteins