Viewing new autism genetics discoveries through an ethical lens: when should results from research be shared?

From Kids Brain Health Network: The recent identification of new genetic variants associated with autism brings to the forefront important considerations when using genetics as a tool for detection of this complex disorder. 

“Whole genome sequencing resource identifies 18 new candidate genes for autism spectrum disorder”—which was funded by Kids Brain Health Network and published in Nature Neuroscience—is the largest whole genome study of autism to date.

The findings have implications for children and families as they represent another step towards the development of a genetic diagnostic for ASD.

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