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Glossary Term: Broad Autism Phenotype
Definition: Abbreviated BAP, this refers to the finding that relatives of people with autism often have mild autism-like characteristics including difficulty reading social cues, social anxiety, or obsessive-compulsive traits. The fact that autism-like features appear in members of the same family supports the notion that there is a genetic basis for autism.
Alternative Names/ Synonyms: BAP, Broader Autism Phenotype, Broader Phenotype