"We're showing, on the one hand, that autism seems to have a large genetic component. But, the genes that are involved are actually those that are involved in responding to the environment and learning."
"Our work reinforces the importance of early intervention and behavioral therapy
- Christopher Walsh, chief of genetics at Children's Hospital Boston, co-author of study which
found that genes linked to a heightened risk of autism are crucial to a child's ability to learn, Scientific American, July 11, 2008