Is Autism autosomal or sex linked?
No one knows what category of genetic disorders Autism falls under (autosomal or sex-linked). Scientists are working hard to find an answer. So far, alls we know is the Autism is a brain deffect. if u dont know dont use this sight dummy
Not really. Autosomal refers to the fact that a characteristic is controlled at a single genetic locus. Sex linked refers to a gene locus on the sex chromosomes For example. Hemophilia is a sex linked characteristic because the genetic locus for the disease is located on the X sex chromosome. It is also autosomal recessive.
Hi! That is a very difficult question to answer as there are a huge number of genes that cause Autism and there are likely some that haven't been discovered. There is a sex link with Autism (it affects boys at a rate of 1:42 and girls at a rate of 1:189) but despite this most scientists will try to make it easier to understand they will tell you that it is autosomal.