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CARVALHEIRA, Gianna; VERGANI, Naja  and  BRUNONI, Décio. Genetics of autism. Rev. Bras. Psiquiatr. [online]. 2004, vol.26, n.4, pp.270-272. ISSN 1809-452X.

Autism is a neuropsychiatric disorder with profound family and social consequences. An extraordinary number of genetical-clinical, cytogenetics and molecular studies were done in recent years. A multiloci epistatic model involved in the causation of autism have emerged from these studies.

Keywords : Autistic disorder [genetic]; Chromosome disorders; Chromosome aberrations; Developmental disabilities; Genes.

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