View Full Version : Autism less common among asian more common among african and europeans?

Ernesto Grandi
27-03-14, 23:03
CC variant of Rs1858830 seems more common among europeans, africans and less among asians. Seems also related with a slightly higher risk of autistic disorders.
Here its distribution among peoples

http://browser.1000genomes.org/Homo_sapiens/Variation/Population?r=7:116311939-116312939;v=rs1858830;vdb=variation;vf=1428840#129 86_tablePanel (http://browser.1000genomes.org/Homo_sapiens/Variation/Population?r=7:116311939-116312939;v=rs1858830;vdb=variation;vf=1428840#129 86_tablePanel)

whats your variant? I'm CC

28-03-14, 16:49
FYI, there are hundreds of genes associated with autism (http://www.eupedia.com/forum/threads/28698-Network-of-192-genes-identified-as-underlying-cause-of-autism), and genetics is only one determining factors in autism (another important one is apparently one's microbiome (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3564498/)). Besides, autism is not a unique condition, but a very wide spectrum of very different, though conditions.