A large new analysis of DNA from thousands of patients has uncovered several underlying gene networks with potentially important roles in autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and schizophrenia.

“Neurodevelopmental disorders are extremely heterogeneous, both clinically and genetically,” said study leader Hakon Hakonarson, MD, PhD, director of the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).

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