Autism develops differently in girls than boys, new research suggests (image) University of Virginia Health System Share Print E-Mail Caption A team led by Kevin Pelphrey, PhD, a top autism expert at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, discovered that there is a significant difference in the genes and "genetic burden" that underpin autism in girls and boys. Credit Dan Addison | UVA Communications Usage Restrictions May be used to accompany news coverage of the autism findings. All other uses require express written permission from UVA Health. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.