Scripps Florida discovers ‘broken gene’ leading to issues with touch, pain in autistic children


    Through the help of a concerned mother and the power of social media, a Scripps Florida scientist has linked autism traits, and the different processing of pain, to a gene mutation.

    The discovery could be a strategy for treating or even curing the genetic causes of autism, and will be part of a scientific conference being held this week at the Jupiter-based research institute.