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UAMS Researcher Identifies Possible Link Between Genetic Variation and Autism Subtype

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.

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