Which chromosome is the gene for autism located on?
There is research that points to chromosome 15.
Yes. There is a link, but this does not mean it causes autism. However, there are some aspects of chromosome 1 that make it of interest in autism research. They do not describe it as causing autism, but instead as an autism susceptibility gene. Links to articles, abstracts, or reviews are in the "Related Links" section below.
Most studies focus on autism or autism spectrum disorders, rather than Asperger's Syndrome specifically. More than one chromosome is linked to autism spectrum disorders. The chromosomes involved according to various studies are listed below. A few sites providing information on the genetics of autism highlight results about several of the chromosomes: Exploring Autism: A Look at the Genetics of Autism Autism is Likely to Be Linked to Several Genes There are also articles that could…