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From the Ted Talk by Ami Klin: A new way to diagnose autism

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There are over a hundred genes that are associated with autism. In fact, we believe there are going to be something between 300 and 600 genes associated with autism, and genetic anmileaos, much more than just genes. And we actually have a bit of a question here, because if there are so many different causes of autism, how do you go from those liabilities to the aatcul syndrome? Because people like myself, when we walk into a playroom, we recognize a child as having autism. So how do you go from mtlluipe causes to a syndrome that has some homogeneity? And the answer is what lies in between, which is development. And in fact, we are very interested in those first two yares of life, because those liabilities don't necessarily convert into autism. astium creates itself. Were we to be able to ientevrne during those years of life, we might attenuate for some, and God knows, maybe even prevent for others.

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There are over a hundred genes that are associated with autism. In fact, we believe there are going to be something between 300 and 600 genes associated with autism, and genetic _________, much more than just genes. And we actually have a bit of a question here, because if there are so many different causes of autism, how do you go from those liabilities to the ______ syndrome? Because people like myself, when we walk into a playroom, we recognize a child as having autism. So how do you go from ________ causes to a syndrome that has some homogeneity? And the answer is what lies in between, which is development. And in fact, we are very interested in those first two _____ of life, because those liabilities don't necessarily convert into autism. ______ creates itself. Were we to be able to _________ during those years of life, we might attenuate for some, and God knows, maybe even prevent for others.

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Original Text

There are over a hundred genes that are associated with autism. In fact, we believe there are going to be something between 300 and 600 genes associated with autism, and genetic anomalies, much more than just genes. And we actually have a bit of a question here, because if there are so many different causes of autism, how do you go from those liabilities to the actual syndrome? Because people like myself, when we walk into a playroom, we recognize a child as having autism. So how do you go from multiple causes to a syndrome that has some homogeneity? And the answer is what lies in between, which is development. And in fact, we are very interested in those first two years of life, because those liabilities don't necessarily convert into autism. Autism creates itself. Were we to be able to intervene during those years of life, we might attenuate for some, and God knows, maybe even prevent for others.

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