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One out of a hundred people would be suffering from autism. This is ten times more than in the 1980’s. The main symptoms are well known: a lack of communication and a variety of limited behaviour. However, some individuals possess exceptional skills …
For a long time it was thought that autism was a result of psychological problems; a current of thought responsible for several generations of parents feeling guilty. Currently, the preferred scientific track is the genetics. There are multiple genes involved in autism, specifically mutations that could cause failures in the development of neurons. Which genes? This episode explores the issues and the hunt being conducted worldwide by researchers

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Matiere Grise
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