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Alla Katsnelson

Freelance Writer, SFARI.org

Alla Katsnelson is a freelance writer based in New York, NY.
April 2018
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Autism syndrome involves constellation of medical issues

by  /  30 April 2018

Mutations in a gene called ADNP lead to a syndrome that includes autism, intellectual disability and problems with the gut, eyesight, heart and brain.

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March 2018
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What to watch for when analyzing mouse behavior

by  /  21 March 2018

Many tests for unusual behavior in mice are prone to operator error. Here’s how to avoid common traps.

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December 2017
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Genetic influence over social skills shifts as children grow

by  /  14 December 2017

The combinations of genetic variants that influence social communication may vary throughout childhood and adolescence.

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Study zeroes in on key part of DNA deletion linked to autism

by  /  13 December 2017

Deletions within a specific segment of chromosome 22 may raise the risk of autism.

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November 2017
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U.S. tax bill’s stance on graduate education rattles researchers

by  /  22 November 2017

The tax reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives dramatically boosts the amount of money graduate students would have to pay in taxes.

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October 2017
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Scan of whole genomes ties regulatory regions to autism risk

by  /  4 October 2017

Children with autism may have an excess of spontaneous mutations in DNA that controls the expression of autism genes.

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September 2017
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Parental age ups rate of new mutations passed to children

by  /  20 September 2017

Men and women both transmit an increasing number of new mutations to their children as they age.

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Fever eases behavioral problems in some children with autism

by  /  18 September 2017

About 17 percent of children with autism are calmer and more communicative than usual when they have a fever.

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August 2017
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Social interactions shape gene expression in fragile X mice

by  /  16 August 2017

Mice missing FMR1, the gene mutated in fragile X syndrome, have an atypical brain response to meeting an unfamiliar mouse.

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January 2015
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Noisy patterns of connectivity mark autism brains

by  /  29 January 2015

A new study may have solved a decade-old debate about whether the brains of people with autism are more or less connected than those of controls: They’re both, depending on where in the brain you look.

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