Spectrum: Autism Research News
World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics 2011
Ambitious U.K. project set to sequence 10,000 genomes
The largest and most ambitious genome-sequencing project to date aims to identify rare variants and study their association to disease traits in 10,000 people.
Autism exome study pinpoints mutations in brain genes
Children with autism carry many more spontaneous point mutations in genes expressed in the brain compared with their unaffected siblings, according to unpublished findings presented Monday at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Washington, D.C.
Researchers identify gene regulating amygdala volume
A variant of the FGF14 gene may decrease the volume of the amygdala, a brain structure needed to interpret emotions in facial expressions, according to results presented on Sunday at the World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics in Washington, D.C.