NEWS

American Society of Human Genetics 2017

ASHG 2017
Modifier genes may enhance or diminish the effects of a mutation linked to autism.

Second ‘hits’ may explain autism mutations’ varied effects

by  /  5 October 2018
People who have a mutation linked to autism plus a second genetic glitch tend to have more severe symptoms than those with the mutation alone.
ASHG 2017

Yeast assay illuminates effects of mutations in top autism gene

by  /  1 June 2018
Mutations in the gene PTEN that are tied to autism may be less harmful than those linked to a syndrome characterized by benign tumors.
ASHG 2017
Medical practitioner marking blood sample.

Mosaic mutations in sperm point to increased autism risk

by  /  23 October 2017
More than 5 percent of mutations thought to have arisen spontaneously in a child with autism may in fact be inherited.
October 2017
Mother and daughter practicing writing.
ASHG 2017

Rare autism mutations linked to low intelligence

by  /  20 October 2017

People with autism who have rare, damaging mutations tend to have low scores on intelligence tests.

1 Comment
Boy staring at fidget spinner
ASHG 2017

Risk genes for autism overlap with those for attention deficit

by  /  20 October 2017

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may carry certain rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people with autism.

0 Comments