Researchers expand on the already enormous progress made on the Human Proteome Project
Spectrum: Autism Research News
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.
A compound derived from cruciferous vegetables, such as broccoli and kale, might limit the impact of certain mutations in an autism gene.
People with autism who avoid social interactions or have troubles with daily living skills may be at increased risk of an early death.
An experimental compound that blocks two enzymes involved in gene expression improves social behavior in young mice.