Whole-genome sequencing data — which include information about mitochondrial DNA — offer clues to why mutations in the same gene can lead to autism or cancer.
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People with the autism-linked syndrome lack a protein implicated in several cancers, but it’s unclear whether — or how — they are protected from malignancies.
Together, the neurons are part of the corticostriatal circuit, which has been implicated in autism.
Researchers expand on the already enormous progress made on the Human Proteome Project
A new analysis links individual mutations in a gene called PTEN to a person’s odds of having autism, cancer or other conditions.
Deletions and duplications of long stretches of DNA may increase the likelihood of autism in people who have a mutation in a gene called PTEN.
Blocking one form of an enzyme implicated in autism eases unusual behaviors and seizures in mice missing a top autism gene.
A new method scans gene expression in live cells and could help scientists study autism genes.
A molecule made by mitochondria, the energy factories of cells, might help doctors forecast the impact of mutations in a top autism gene.
Tuberous sclerosis provides a unique opportunity to understand autism because about half of people with that single-gene condition also have autism.