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Medical Writing a research paper on Autism

  1. Apr 9, 2006 #1
    I'm writing a research paper on Autism, and I couldn't find much information on fraternal twins who suffer from Autism. So really if one Child suffers from Autism what are the chances that the second will also suffer, and any other information within the twins area.
    Thanks in advance
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  3. Apr 12, 2006 #2


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    Have you checked these studies:

    1: Folstein SE, Rutter ML.
    Autism: familial aggregation and genetic implications.
    J Autism Dev Disord. 1988 Mar;18(1):3-30. Review.
    PMID: 3131299 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    2: Folstein S, Rutter M.
    Infantile autism: a genetic study of 21 twin pairs.
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 1977 Sep;18(4):297-321. No abstract available.
    PMID: 562353 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    3: Folstein S, Rutter M.
    Genetic influences and infantile autism.
    Nature. 1977 Feb 24;265(5596):726-8. No abstract available.
    PMID: 558516 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

    From http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/Genetic_Factors_in_Autism.htm" [Broken] regarding this work:
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