Autism research: Scientists find genetic variations linked to autism -- chicagotribune.com
Their findings, published in the journal Nature, compared the genomes of thousands of autistic people to those of thousands of people without the disorder--a massive task that new technology has only recently made possible. The genome is the complex system of DNA coding that builds and runs the human body.
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Does this mean that there are "signatures of the human hand" in the human genome? Seems likely enough, and a signature in the genome of every other creature we've had regular contact with. Cow's DNA Sequence Reveals Mankind's Influence Over Last 10,000 Years - washingtonpost.com: "'Are there signatures of the human hand in the cattle genome? The answer is plainly and clearly yes,' said Harris A. Lewin, head of the Institute for Genomic Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of one of three papers on the cow genome appearing in the journal Science."