Knocking down the gene that codes for the proteins normalizes the vocalizations.
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Tag: genetic testing
Children with congenital heart disease have an increased likelihood of autism. Why?
Researchers know little about the ways genetic variants affect development in the infant brain. Knickmeyer, who launched the Organization for Imaging Genomics in Infancy, has spent the past five years trying to close the gap.
A massive update to the MSSNG dataset gives qualified researchers ready access to explore autism’s genetic architecture on a cloud-based platform.
The model enables the study of autism-linked genes at the earliest stages of neural development.
My recommendations aim to foster a collaborative relationship between researchers and the Autistic community, resulting in an increase in the availability of genetic data.
About 15 percent of genes currently included in clinical genetic tests for autism or intellectual disability don’t have enough evidence to support their ties to the conditions, the panel found.
A handful of scientists are committed to advancing research on the autism-related genetic conditions their own children have.
The principal investigator of the Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health wants to encourage more researchers to study physical health issues in autistic children and adults.
Scientists have at last filled in the missing gaps — an advance likely to inform every aspect of autism genetics research, Eichler says.