Research shows genetic link between autism spectrum disorder and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)

Cornell University researchers have confirmed a genetic link between mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), which is passed on from the mother, and some forms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Previous research suggested a link between mitochondrial functional defects and autism spectrum disorder, but those studies included small sample sizes and could not verify whether the cause was… Continue reading Research shows genetic link between autism spectrum disorder and mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA)