Tag: gene expression

June 2018
News

Mutations in autism gene may trigger milder effects than does its loss

by  /  20 June 2018

People with mutations in SHANK3 have milder features than do those missing a chunk of DNA that includes the gene.

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News / Toolbox

New technique scales up ability to find DNA tags in genomes

by  /  8 June 2018

A new method helps researchers map the patterns of chemical tags in large batches of cells.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Feng Zhang discusses genome editing in autism research

6 June 2018

Watch the complete replay of Feng Zhang discussing current genome editing technologies and the future of these tools.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Janine LaSalle describes gene-environment interactions in autism

19 September 2018

Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Janine LaSalle, who will discuss gene-environment interactions in autism and the chemical tags on DNA that mediate them.

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April 2018
scientific illustration of protein mutations
News / Toolbox

Web-based tools reveal mutations’ effects on proteins

by  /  27 April 2018

Two new online resources help researchers predict how mutations alter protein structure.

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Opinion / Q&A

Autism genes assign starring role to support cells in brain

by  /  24 April 2018

Genes linked to autism are critical to the development of star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, suggesting a key role for the cells in the condition.

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genetic code sequences
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Map of DNA variation identifies key genetic regions

by  /  20 April 2018

A new analysis of the genomes of more than 11,000 people reveals regions that have few mutations, indicating they have important functions.

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News

Genes altered in autism may control brain’s thickness

by  /  12 April 2018

Some genes associated with autism may influence the thickness of the cerebral cortex, the brain’s outer layer.

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March 2018
water droplets contain and concentrate the materials needed to synthesize genes.
News / Toolbox

New tools speed genome assembly, tests of gene function

by  /  23 March 2018

Two new techniques could help reveal the molecular basis of conditions such as autism.

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A section of loosely packed DNA points to genes that a cell is actively turning into proteins.
News / Toolbox

Map of DNA structure marks autism risk regions

by  /  2 March 2018

A new map of DNA structure highlights sequences that regulate the formation of neurons in the developing brain.

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