Deletions of DNA in a portion of a gene known as NRXN1 may play a role in neurodevelopmental disorders, according to a study published on May 19, 2016 in Genetics in Medicine
Scientists have found that other disorders including intellectual disability can confuse the diagnosis of autism. This provides a possible explanation for at least some of the dramatic recent rise in autism rates.
For an infant, crying is an effective form of communication, reliably summoning a parent in times of need.
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