Gene Research in Autism Example: Repetitive Behavior

Video Summary

Dr. Jeremy Silverman describes ongoing research in which scientists look at large groups of families to determine if certain characteristics of autism run in families. These types of studies often then lead to research that investigates if particular genes are related to these specific characteristics, given that many genes rather than a single gene likely contribute to the numerous features of autism.

"Sometimes, autistic kids will focus on just a wheel of a car, and spin the wheel around, over and over again. That's considered... a lower order...It's repetitive behavor but on a lower order."
— Jeremy Silverman, PhD


    • Autism-General Information
    • genetics
    • Phenotype
    • Research
    • Family History
    • Family Life
    • siblings
    • Restricted
    • Repetitive behaviors

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