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Tag: cancer

October 2016

Autism gene needed for growth of neurons during gestation

by  /  7 October 2016

Mutations in one of the strongest autism candidate genes may block the proliferation of neurons during development.

June 2016

As autism candidates emerge, cancer pathway rises to top

by  /  13 June 2016

Researchers are beginning to understand how mutations in a cancer-linked pathway called WNT contribute to autism.


Dozens of autism genes have cancer connections

by  /  10 June 2016

A comprehensive catalog of the genes that show ties to both autism and cancer highlights the role of cell growth in both conditions.

October 2015

Experimental cancer drug eases autism symptoms in mice

by  /  19 October 2015

A drug that blocks a cancer pathway prevents behavior problems in mice that lack a copy of the autism-linked chromosomal region 16p11.2.

May 2015
Medical professional in a white coat clasping the hands of a patient.

Adults with autism are at risk for host of health problems

by  /  16 May 2015

Adults with autism are at an increased risk for diabetes, depression and a number of other health problems, suggests a large survey of electronic health records.

April 2015

Questions for Katherine Rauen: Cancer pathway’s autism link

by  /  28 April 2015

Clinicians saw autism signs in children with mutations in a cancer pathway long before sequencing studies made the connection, says Katherine Rauen.

Week of AprilApr

Spotted: Newt’s plea; CRISPR caution

by  /  24 April 2015

Newt Gingrich wants to double spending on medical research, and Chinese researchers highlight the hazards of editing human genomes.


Researchers spell out steps to authenticate cell lines

by  /  22 April 2015

A new method for labeling cell lines and checking their quality could improve the validity of study results.

March 2015

Studies trace far-reaching effects of single autism gene

by  /  19 March 2015

Scientists peel back the layers of genetic complexity in autism, starting with the master regulator CHD8.

May 2014

Adults with autism may have high burden of health problems

by  /  17 May 2014

Adults with autism may suffer from various health problems, ranging from psychiatric conditions to motor symptoms that resemble Parkinson’s disease, according to two studies presented Thursday at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta.