An epilepsy drug may prevent seizures in infants with tuberous sclerosis and alleviate their autism features, says Martina Bebin.
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Children who have both tuberous sclerosis and autism have features nearly identical to those of children with autism alone.
Mutations in TSC2, a gene typically associated with a syndrome called tuberous sclerosis, are found in many children with autism.