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Genetic risk for autism spectrum disorders and neuropsychiatric variation in the general population

Elise B Robinson, Beate St Pourcain, Verneri Anttila, Jack A Kosmicki, Brendan Bulik-Sullivan, Jakob Grove, Julian Maller, Kaitlin E Samocha, Stephan J Sanders, Stephan Ripke, Joanna Martin, Mads V Hollegaard, Thomas Werge, David M Hougaard, Benjamin M Neale, David M Evans, David Skuse, Preben Bo Mortensen, Anders D Børglum, Angelica Ronald, George Davey Smith, Mark J Daly
Almost all genetic risk factors for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) can be found in the general population, but the effects of this risk are unclear in people not ascertained for neuropsychiatric symptoms. Using several large ASD consortium and population-based resources (total n > 38,000), we find genome-wide genetic links between ASDs and typical variation in social behavior and adaptive functioning. This finding is evidenced through both LD score correlation and de novo variant analysis, indicating that multiple types of genetic risk for ASDs influence a continuum of behavioral and developmental traits, the severe tail of which can result in diagnosis with an ASD or other neuropsychiatric disorder...
May 2016: Nature Genetics
Li-Ching Lee, Craig J Newschaffer, Justin T Lessler, Brian K Lee, Rashmi Shah, Andrew W Zimmerman
Patterns of seasonal variation in births in some neuropsychiatric conditions have been found in previous research; however, no study to date has examined these disorders for seasonal variation in singletons and multiple births separately. This study aimed to determine whether the birth date distribution for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), including singletons and multiple births, differed from the general population. Two ASD case groups were studied: 907 singletons and 161 multiple births concordant for ASD...
March 2008: Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology
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