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Deletions Within Certain Chromosome Can Lead to Autism Development

But don't consider it the only 'cause' of autism

Bearden stressed that the structures are not the only factors that should be taken into consideration as determining factors for autism or schizophrenia; however, they do connect the dots in better understanding these conditions. What’s more, monitoring the group of individuals over an extended period could provide more insight as to how risk factors and life-transitioning events, such as puberty, affect the brain. Bearden stated that she and her fellow team of researchers are working alongside other scientists in order to assess structural differences within the brain in animal models.