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Tag: CHD8

October 2017
Grid of 8 portraits of children with characteristic facial features

Small head, speech delay characterize mutations in autism gene

by  /  16 October 2017

Children with mutations in a gene called DYRK1A, a leading autism candidate, have a distinct set of features, including intellectual disability, speech delay, motor problems and a small head.

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August 2017

Mice made with CRISPR usher in new era of autism research

by  /  7 August 2017

Researchers have debuted two mouse models of autism made using the gene-editing tool CRISPR. Both strains lack one copy of CHD8, a gene with strong ties to autism.

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June 2017

Family groups play key role in advancing autism research

by  /  27 June 2017

Families need more support from researchers in order for their heroic efforts to be optimally effective.

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In race to crack autism’s code, two contenders shoot ahead

by  /  27 June 2017

Two candidate genes have risen to the top, and may help scientists understand what autism really is.

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Illustration showing large group of people in a shape suggestive of a GWAS visual, connected to a pertri dish. The image is suggestive of large scale genetics research.

From 0 to 60 in 10 years

by  /  27 June 2017

After a decade of fast-paced discovery, researchers are racing toward bigger datasets, more genes and a deeper understanding of the biology of autism.

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February 2017

International effort expands list of genes tied to autism

by  /  15 February 2017

A massive sequencing study spanning seven countries links 38 new genes to autism and developmental delay.

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January 2017
A surreal portrait of doctors walking out on vibrant tree-limbs, as it were. This represents doctors exploring novel pathways in cancer research.

The curious connection between autism and cancer

by  /  11 January 2017

A surprising number of genes associated with autism also have links to cancer. Does that mean cancer drugs can treat autism?

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December 2016
Heavy pill on scale

Hot topics of 2016

by  /  26 December 2016

These five trending topics hint at important discoveries to come.

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Study in China solidifies list of genes tied to autism

by  /  1 December 2016

Harmful mutations in autism genes crop up in Chinese individuals about as often as they do in people of European ancestry.

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November 2016

Parade of mice with top autism mutation puzzles scientists

by  /  16 November 2016

Mice missing one copy of a top autism gene show many of the features seen in people with the mutation — but not social deficits.

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