Tag: epigenetics

March 2017
News

Muting X chromosome silencers may serve as remedy for Rett

by  /  30 March 2017

Manipulating pathways that help silence the X chromosome may help treat Rett syndrome, a condition closely related to autism.

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Parental origin may alter gene copies’ expression in brain

by  /  13 March 2017

Some neurons preferentially express the copy of a gene inherited from one parent over the other.

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October 2016
News

Banned toxins in mothers’ blood tied to autism risk

by  /  3 October 2016

High levels of chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls in a pregnant woman’s blood may raise the risk of autism in her child.

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September 2016
News

Mutations tied to autism rife in ‘junk’ DNA

by  /  9 September 2016

More than one-third of the spontaneous mutations linked to autism crop up in genomic segments that do not code for genes.

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August 2016
News

Probes light up curves of individual chromosomes

by  /  26 August 2016

A new method reveals how chromosomes curl within the confines of a cell's nucleus.

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July 2016
News

‘Science junkie’ bets big on autism’s environmental origins

by  /  18 July 2016

Jill Escher is on a mission to spur research into how chemicals in the environment may influence risk for autism.

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June 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint

Analyses of gene activity may yield clues to roots of autism

by ,  /  28 June 2016

Network analyses of gene expression patterns may point to key molecular pathways that autism alters and suggest new ways of treating the condition.

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News

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
News

Pattern of chemical tags on DNA altered in autism brains

by  /  13 May 2016

DNA from autism brains shows elevated levels of a certain type of chemical tag that influences gene expression compared with DNA from controls.

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January 2016
PsychENCODE - Nicolas Ogonosky
News / Toolbox

Massive brain study probes cause of autism, schizophrenia

by  /  13 January 2016

Researchers are studying more than 1,000 postmortem brains with the goal of unearthing shared genetic roots in neuropsychiatric conditions, including autism.

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