IntegraGen Announces Publication of Study Which Supports the Association of Common Genetic Variants in the Development of Autism.
— > Study utilizes combined functional genomics and statistical methods to develop a gender specific genetic score for the identification of autism risk
IntegraGen, a leading player in the development and marketing of molecular diagnostic testing in autism and oncology, today announced that Frontiers in Genetics has published the results of a study that reports on the association of common genetic variants with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study, entitled “A scoring strategy combining statistics and functional genomics supports a possible role for common polygenic variation in autism” details the use of a combined approach using genome-wide association studies and functional genomics to develop a gender-based genetic scoring model based on common variants identified as being associated with autism.