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Autism spectrum disorders: an updated guide for genetic counseling

Karina Griesi-Oliveira, Andréa Laurato Sertié

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082017RB4020

ABSTRACT Autism spectrum disorder is a complex and genetically heterogeneous disorder, which has hampered the identification of the etiological factors in each patient and, consequently, the genetic counseling for families at risk. However, in the last decades, the remarkable advances in the knowledge of genetic aspects of autism based on genetic and molecular research, as well as the development of new molecular diagnostic tools, have substantially changed this scenario. Nowadays, it is estimated that using the currently available molecular tests, […]