Identifying Autism Genes by Tracking Gene Mutations

A map of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) along one arm of chromosome 3


A team of scientists used homozygosity mapping to map SNPs on chromosome 3 in a family with an autistic son to identify a likely gene that caused the disorder.

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Curriculum Connections:

NGSS (2013) LS
AP Biology (2015)
3.A.3, 3.C.1, SP5, SP6
IB Biology (2016)
3.1, 3.4
Common Core (2010)
ELA.RST.9-12.7, Math.S-ID.3, S-IC.1, MP2, MP5
Vision and Change (2009)
CC3, DP2