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Figure 1 | Molecular Autism

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From: SFARI Gene 2.0: a community-driven knowledgebase for the autism spectrum disorders (ASDs)

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Weak relationship between strength of ASD-related genetic evidence and the resulting number of scientific publications. Consistent with a disconnect between attention from the research community and evidence in support of individual genes, the number of publications for individual genes is highly variable and only weakly related to gene category. Publication numbers for each gene were obtained via Pubmed, extracting publications containing the query: "(autism OR autistic) AND ('Gene symbol')" in the title or abstract to obtain a count for each scored gene. To minimize false positives, results were manually curated. Publication number was then plotted as a function of both gene category (colors) and years post publication. ASD, autism spectrum disorder.

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