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ASHG 2020
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Analysis combining variants, conditions uncovers hundreds of neurodevelopmental genes

by  /  2 November 2020
The first genetic analysis of multiple types of variants from people with autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions reveals hundreds of genes that may be linked to neurodevelopment.
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Reactions from ASHG 2020

by  /  30 October 2020
Get the inside scoop from the 2020 American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting.
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First analysis of African autism cohort reveals millions of new variants

by  /  29 October 2020
Genome sequences from a research cohort of autistic African children and their families have revealed more than 4 million novel variants, some of which occur in genes not previously linked to the condition.
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Parental age plays small role in large mutations tied to autism

by  /  26 October 2020

Most of the large, spontaneous genetic mutations tied to autism are passed down from fathers. But, unlike with smaller mutations, a parent’s age is unlikely to up the rate at which they occur.