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Broad Institute Symposium on the Emerging Genetics and Neurobiology of Severe Mental Illness 2013

Broad 2013

Iceland study characterizes autism-linked genetic regions

by  /  11 September 2013
Duplications and deletions of large chromosomal regions are associated with intellectual disability, cognitive deficits and a low likelihood of having children, according to a population-wide study in Iceland. The results were presented Monday at a conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
Broad 2013

In autism, intellectual disability ramps up new mutations

by  /  10 September 2013
Spontaneous mutations are elevated in people with autism, but only in those who also have intellectual disability, according to unpublished data presented yesterday at a conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts.