Scientists may have identified a gene that causes severe autism in women
Autism in women is rare: men are four times as likely to be diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, and so scientists haven’t spent as much time studying the disorder’s genetic imprint in women. A newly identified gene could change that, according to a study published in Nature today. The gene has been found to play a role in severe autism in women — as well as some men. The finding could motivate more researchers to study the disorder in families in which multiple women are affected by autism.
Source:: The Verge