Lucilla Pizzo Suarez
Huck Institutes Affiliations
News Articles Featuring Lucilla Pizzo Suarez
Sep 19, 2018
Family's 'Genetic Background' Sheds Light On Autism Symptoms
The total amount of rare mutations—deletions, duplications, or other changes to the DNA sequence—in a person’s genome can explain why individuals with a disease-associated mutation can have vastly different symptoms, according to new research.
Sep 10, 2018
Family Genetics Key to Severity of Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Disorders
A major international research effort headed by a team at the Pennsylvania State University now reports study data indicating that while the primary risk variant may make an individual more susceptible to developing a particular disorder, such as ASD, the variability and severity of symptoms will depend on their genetic background of accumulated rare mutations—such as deletions and duplications—which have been inherited from parents and grandparents.