Autism Science Foundation

Environmental factors: the forgotten stepchild of autism spectrum disorders

Environmental factors:  the forgotten stepchild of autism spectrum disorders

When people hear the word “heritability” in mathematical estimates, they automatically think “just genetics”.  That isn’t true, and this week epidemiologist Brian Lee from Drexel talks us through his SpectrumNews viewpoint about what heritability actually is and why there is room for environment.  Also this week, twin studies, which have traditionally used the word heritability […]

Duration: 17 min

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