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Rare copy number variants are common in young children with autism spectrum disorder.

Journal article
Authors Mats Anders Eriksson
Agne Liedén
Joakim Westerlund
Anna Bremer
Josephine Wincent
Ellika Sahlin
Christopher Gillberg
Elisabeth Fernell
Britt-Marie Anderlid
Published in Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)
Volume 104
Issue 6
Pages 610–618
ISSN 1651-2227
Publication year 2015
Published at Gillberg Neuropsychiatry Centre
Pages 610–618
Language en
Subject categories Child and adolescent psychiatry


Several studies have suggested that rare copy number variants (CNVs) are an important genetic contributor to autism spectrum disorders. The aims of the study were to use chromosomal microarray to investigate the presence of rare copy number variants in a population-based cohort of well-characterised young children with autism spectrum disorders and to relate the genetic results to neurodevelopmental profiles and medical conditions.

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