Autism genetics: searching for specificity and convergence

Genome Biol. 2012 Jul 31;13(7):247. doi: 10.1186/gb4034.


Advances in genetics and genomics have improved our understanding of autism spectrum disorders. As many genes have been implicated, we look to points of convergence among these genes across biological systems to better understand and treat these disorders.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Child Development Disorders, Pervasive / genetics*
  • Child Development Disorders, Pervasive / pathology*
  • Gene Expression Regulation
  • Genetic Association Studies
  • Genetic Predisposition to Disease
  • Genetic Variation
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Humans