Autism genes conserved during human evolution to make us smarter, say scientists

More inherited genetic variants linked to autism have been naturally selected than would be expected by chance, a study has shown Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images Autism genes may have been conserved during human evolution because they make us smarter, say scientists. <a href="http://www.bing.com/news/apiclick.aspx?ref=FexRss&aid=&tid=CEABB8AA4C05462B94CBA68AE2C37C99&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.independent.co.uk%2Flife-style%2Fhealth-and-families%2Fhealth-news%2Fautism-genes-conserved-human-evolution-make-smarter-health-news-a7602761.html&c=4832863697290245814&mkt=en-gb" target="_blank" rel="nofollow" id="rssmi_more"> ...read more</a>

More inherited genetic variants linked to autism have been naturally selected than would be expected by chance, a study has shown Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images Autism genes may have been conserved during human evolution because they make us smarter, say scientists. …read more

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