Analyzing the sequences of more than 20,000 people, researchers have unearthed the largest and most robust list of autism genes so far, they reported today in Nature. These 50 ‘high-confidence’ autism genes may help researchers understand the biological underpinnings of autism.

The researchers found these genes by scouring the exomes, the protein-coding regions of the genome, looking for rare genetic glitches unique to people with autism. 

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