Researchers have said that women are able to carry higher levels of genetic defects without getting any brain development disorders like autism, supporting the possibility of a "female protective effect."
Males are at greater risk for neurodevelopmental disorders, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), than females, but the underlying reasons have been unclear.
Scientists have for the first time identified a way in which different parts of the brain don`t talk to each other very well in many people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Genetic screening of at-risk patients may lead to better diagnosis or treatment of autism, a study led by an Indian-origin researcher suggests.
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