The genetics of autism

I had been planning on blogging about a couple of recent studies identifiying multiple genes that appear to be associated with autism and autism spectrum disorders, thus adding to the body of evidence showing that autism and ASDs have a significant genetic basis as part of their etiology. It turns out, however, that Steve Novella, who also happens to be a neurologist, the Director of the New England Skeptics’ Society, and the host of my favorite skeptical podcast, The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe, has already beaten me to it, leaving me with little to say.

No big deal. There was so much to write about over the weekend that I pretty much have my week’s topics mapped out. I may comment later. In the meantime, read Dr. Novella’s take on these studies.