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Genetics: Rare Mutation Linked to Autism, Psychosis

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April 1, 2013- "Genetics: Rare Mutation Linked to Autism, Psychosis"- A boy with the unique combination of a rare deletion in chromosome 3 was diagnosed with autism and psychotic symptoms by age 5. He is the second identified individual with this deletion who has these symptoms. The case study of this individual has been documented in great detail from the motor difficulties he experienced at age 2 to the development of his psychotic symptoms.