By Daisy Yuhas
March 22, 2017
In children with a deletion on chromosome 22, having autism does not boost
the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life, according to a new
The children in the study have 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, which is linked to
a 25-fold increase in the risk of developing a psychotic condition such as
schizophrenia. A deletion in the region is also associated with an increased
risk of autism.