Tag: 22q11

July 2018
News

Mutations in chromosome 22 bring big risks, but only for some

by  /  16 July 2018

About 10 percent of people with a large mutation in chromosome 22 have autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or intellectual disability.

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December 2017
dna strand
News

Study zeroes in on key part of DNA deletion linked to autism

by  /  13 December 2017

Deletions within a specific segment of chromosome 22 may raise the risk of autism.

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June 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Chemical tags reveal interplay of genes, environment in autism

by  /  20 June 2017

The landscape of chemical modifications on the DNA of people with autism could reveal clues to the condition and lead to treatments.

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Week of JuneJun
5th
2017
News / Spotted

Injury risk; stem-cell start; food faces

by  /  9 June 2017

People with autism are at high risk of death from injury, China starts a clinical trial involving human embryonic stem cells, and individuals with autism have trouble seeing faces in food.

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March 2017
News

DNA deletion sparks separate outcomes of autism, schizophrenia

by  /  16 March 2017

In children with a deletion on chromosome 22, having autism does not boost the risk of developing schizophrenia later in life.

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October 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint

Same DNA deletion paves paths to autism, schizophrenia

by  /  18 October 2016

Deletion of a section of chromosome 22 can cause psychosis in one individual and autism in another, via independent biological pathways.

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May 2016
News

DNA doubling on chromosome 22 shows strong ties to autism

by  /  30 May 2016

An extra copy of a stretch of genes on chromosome 22 may contribute to autism, as well as a variety of health problems.

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February 2016
News

Clever strategy recreates large DNA changes linked to autism

by  /  25 February 2016

In a feat of genetic engineering, researchers have found a way to recreate DNA duplications and deletions in human stem cells.

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January 2016
News

Cries from mice with autism mutation fail to attract moms

by  /  29 January 2016

Newborn mice missing a copy of the autism candidate gene TBX1 squeak in overly simple sequences when beckoning their mothers.

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October 2015
News

Sequencing studies sharpen focus on key autism genes

by  /  1 October 2015

Two studies prioritize autism risk genes for further research and illuminate how different types of mutations may work together.

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