Boys more likely to be Autistic?

Boston scientists recently performed a study on male and female twins to provide insight on why males are disproportionately affected by the disorder. Scientists affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School performed the study. They found that boys were more susceptible to the condition and girls needed a higher genetic risk factor in order to exhibit Autistic symptoms. The scientists have yet to determine what is contributing to this disparity between males and females. Do females have some super Autism-fighting gene? We’ll keep you in the loop!

 

Full article from Boston Globe: http://b.globe.com/YQN7Gb

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