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Tag: CHD8

October 2016

Study pins down biological basis of rare autism-linked syndrome

by  /  27 October 2016

Subsets of neurons lacking a gene called RAI1 contribute to Smith-Magenis syndrome, a rare condition related to autism.

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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.

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September 2016

Mice missing top autism gene make their debut

by  /  12 September 2016

Mice lacking one copy of CHD8, a key autism gene, show signs of social deficits and broad changes in gene expression.

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August 2016

New study bolsters theory that autism genes work in networks

by  /  3 August 2016

A gene that has strong ties to autism controls the expression of many other autism candidates.

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June 2016

The treasures of monkey island

by  /  22 June 2016

On Cayo Santiago island, scientists track the alliances and power struggles of a colony of feral monkeys — collecting data to generate new insights into the social challenges that people with autism face.

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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.

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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.

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May 2016

Mouse with key autism mutation defies expectations

by  /  14 May 2016

Mice with a mutation in CHD8, the top autism gene, show no signs of any of the condition’s core features.

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February 2016

Big brains may hold clues to origins of autism

by  /  23 February 2016

The brain enlargement seen in many children with autism may reveal hints about the condition’s causes.

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December 2015

Notable papers of 2015

by  /  22 December 2015

Our top 10 papers for this year, based on input from autism researchers, capture the full spectrum of findings — from molecular biology to large-scale epidemiology.

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