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Can mutations in certain grandparents cause Asperger syndrome in grandchildren?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Possible

Certainly there are genetic tendencies, but they are not commercially available to test.
And even if there is a family history there is no way to know for sure that that gene trait will be passed. Some genetic abnormalities are spontaneous mutations.

In brief: Possible

Certainly there are genetic tendencies, but they are not commercially available to test.
And even if there is a family history there is no way to know for sure that that gene trait will be passed. Some genetic abnormalities are spontaneous mutations.
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unsure what's meant

There is strong evidence that autism and asperger's disorder have genetic component, and it certainly is possible to "skip generations, " so a child with a grandparent who has such a diagnosis is at increased risk.
We don't know, though, what genes are involved, let alone if they are mutations.

In brief: Unsure what's meant

There is strong evidence that autism and asperger's disorder have genetic component, and it certainly is possible to "skip generations, " so a child with a grandparent who has such a diagnosis is at increased risk.
We don't know, though, what genes are involved, let alone if they are mutations.
Dr. Glen Elliott
Dr. Glen Elliott
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