Autism and Cancer: How Research Shows a Correlation Between Cancer and Autism Genes

Logan Heausler, Farjana Mily


Tumor suppressor genes are genes that control cell growth, in some cases mutations can occur that lead to cancer. Autism is a neurological disorder that develops repetitive behaviors, in which the cerebral cortex has been affected. The article explains risks and factors of the corresponding relationship of autism and cancer genes and how it relates to tumor suppressor genes and cancer growth. Recent studies have found an overlap of genes from cancer and autism acknowledging the findings of malignant tumor growth in various parts of the body. The relation of tumor suppressor genes, oncogenes, chromosome 8p correspond to the development of cancer and autism. Showing alternative research exemplifying how age correlates with cancer and autism and why researchers have developed a new understanding for this topic.

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