Among neurodevelopmental disorders, ADHD and autism are very similar: Both in terms of being one of the most common child psychiatric diagnoses, and being highly heritable. While the core symptoms are different, both conditions have appreciable similarities in their underlying genetic causes.
Researchers have now found seven genetic variants that are found in both ADHD and autism, as well as five genetic variants that are specific to only one of the two conditions. The results were published in Nature.
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