Many people with autism entertain thoughts of suicide and yet show few obvious signs of their distress. Some scientists are identifying risks — and solutions — unique to autistic individuals.
The absence of several interacting genes may underlie the developmental problems seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 16.
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