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Researchers Take Another Look at Genetic Link to Autism

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Researchers are making new discoveries about the genetic links to autism.

A study at Yale University looked at families with a single autistic child.

In about 15 percent, the autism was associated with spontaneous genetic mutations that occur at conception.

The study also found that these mutations are more common in children born to older fathers.

Doctors say the research could help with both detection and treatment.