Researchers have discovered two new genes that may be involved with autism, the brain disorder marked by difficulty in communicating and relating to others. The evidence for one of the two new "susceptibility genes" is stronger than that for the other, says ..
It has been known that males are at a greater risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, autism spectrum disorder being one of them. But the reasons as to why this was a prevalent statistic have been unclear--until now. The culprit may be a gene called RORA, otherwise known as related orphan receptor, and its role is believed to enhance the expression of hormone response elements. The presence of testosterone may negatively affect the roles of the RORA genes. "Autism has a huge sex bias, and it's been pr ..