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Tag: genetic testing

April 2017
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Michael Platt discusses monkey models for autism

24 May 2017

Watch the complete replay of Michael Platt’s webinar discussing monkey models for autism.

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Week of AprilApr
10th
2017
News / Spotted

Network television; facing forward; warm welcome

by  /  14 April 2017

Researchers captured networks of neurons lighting up in a small aquatic animal, facial recognition software can flag genetic conditions, and a Muppet with autism makes her debut on “Sesame Street.”

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March 2017
News / Toolbox

Test paints quick picture of intelligence in autism

by  /  24 March 2017

A picture-based test is a fast and flexible way to assess intelligence in large studies of people with autism.

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New method taps family trees for clues about conditions

by  /  10 March 2017

Asking participants in genetic databases about their family’s medical history can help researchers uncover genetic variants tied to conditions such as autism.

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December 2016
News

Autism features common in people with rare genetic syndrome

by  /  7 December 2016

More than 80 percent of people with Sotos syndrome show signs of autism, such as social anxiety and restricted interests.

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November 2016
Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Ilina Singh probes ethics of sibling studies in autism

14 December 2016

Watch the complete replay of Ilina Singh’s webinar, in which she discussed ethical issues related to early intervention for autism at different developmental stages.

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October 2016
News

‘Synonymous’ mosaic mutations may up autism risk

by  /  20 October 2016

A type of mutation long thought to be harmless has turned out to play an unexpected role in autism.

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September 2016
News / Toolbox

Quick, cheap tests decode fragile X mutation

by  /  14 September 2016

An inexpensive new set of tests allows researchers to rapidly analyze the genetic glitch underlying fragile X syndrome.

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August 2016
Week of AugustAug
1st
2016
News / Spotted

Testosterone test; enhancement stance; retirement pan

by  /  5 August 2016

A new study casts doubt on the ‘extreme male brain’ theory of autism, Americans are worried about gene editing, and a Pasteur Institute clash raises questions about scientists’ age.

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July 2016
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With new part, CRISPR can cut RNA in living cells

by  /  15 July 2016

A new version of the gene-editing tool CRISPR can target and cut RNA, offering a way to tinker with the expression of autism genes.

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