© 2024 KUAF
NPR Affiliate since 1985
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
Affected by May 26 tornadoes? Find relief resources here.

UAMS Researcher Identifies Possible Link Between Genetic Variation and Autism Subtype

Courtesy
/
Amy Widner
Researcher Terry Harville's study is published in the "Frontiers of Psychiatry."

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences researcher Terry Harville has published a study that for the first time links autism spectrum disorder to a specific genetic variation that affects the immune system. The study, which is published in the Frontiers of Psychiatry, found the genetically inherited immune type HLA-Cw7 was present in much higher numbers in people with autism as compared to the general population.

Related Content