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American Society of Human Genetics 2021

ASHG 2021
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Community Newsletter: Twitter dispatches from the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting

by  /  24 October 2021
In this week’s Community Newsletter, we highlight online conversations about the conference’s technology foibles and scientific tours de force.
ASHG 2021
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Subset of autism cases linked to mutations in noncoding genome

by  /  20 October 2021
Autism involves mutations in noncoding portions of the genome in at least 3 percent of people with the condition. The mutations occur in regions that help regulate known autism-linked genes.
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Autism-linked genetic variants increase, decrease intelligence

by  /  19 October 2021
Common and rare variants in or near autism-associated genes can have opposite effects on cognition.