Spontaneous genetic mutations contribute to autism in 30 to 39 percent of all people with the condition, and 52 to 67 percent of autistic children whose siblings do not also have the condition.

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A large, whole-genome sequencing study of families yields insights into ultra-rare genetic variants that contribute to autism.

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