Scientists identify gene responsible for disorders such as autism
A team of scientists have successfully identified a gene that causes neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.
The research team is based in Canada, and includes a scientist of Indian origin.
The discovery is significant as it may result in developing treatments for the disorders that affect millions of people.
The discovery is also important as it will help in targeting a particular gene during further research into mental disorders.
This will save time and effort which otherwise would have been spent on the research and study of a wider set of genes.
This will help get to results faster when research is done on finding treatment and therapies.
Once the gene has been identified, scientists can now focus on finding the most effective drugs that can correct the disorders.