A global consortium of scientists this month released a study showing previously unknown genetic mutations contributing to autism in children.

The study, which was published in the online version of Nature, compared approximately 1,000 children with autism to 1,300 neuro-typical kids.

As reported by AFP, researchers found that many DNA mutations were inherited from parents, but others initiated in the children themselves.

Autism affects 1 in every 110 American children.

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