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Study identifies 'many more' autism genes

The largest ever genetic study into autism has identified many more new genes involved in the disorder.

Oxford researchers writing in the journal Nature hope now to establish whether genetic tests can help in making early diagnosis.

The team also say the discovery of new genes should help in the identification of drugs to combat symptoms.

It is thought that about half a million people in Britain have autism to varying degrees.  More ….