The Minor "A" allele is associated with:

  • The A allele, which is not common, was associated with risk for Autism, which suggests lower oxytocin or worse processing of it. (R). 
  • In romantic relationships, the AA version was associated with less empathic concern to their partner's distress, displayed lower social reciprocity in a support-giving interaction, and persisted less in attending to their partner's communication and maintaining focus on providing support.(R) This was based on observed behavior rather than self-reports.

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Parent Gene: OXTR

Importance: 3
Less common allele: A = 7%
More common allele: T = 93%
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