A 28-year-old female asked:
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my 5 years old nephew has a very severe form of autism and just discovered that he has rora gene mutation. wondering if its possible for that gene to get corrected or something?my sister struggles so much. thanks?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Autism: We aren't able to change a person's genetic makeup at this time in medicine.
Answered on Sep 15, 2020
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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
That gene defect is likely in every cell in his body. Once there, the defect is permanent. It was likely present as a defect in the egg or sperm from the time of conception or shortly thereafter.
Sep 15, 2020

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