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Tag: genetic testing

May 2017

Complex gene interactions in autism offer avenues for treatment

by  /  23 May 2017

Teasing out how genes interact can offer clues to autism’s causes and point to treatment targets.

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Week of MayMay
15th
2017

Diagnostic odyssey; breaking through; leading role

by  /  19 May 2017

A doctor decodes a rare genetic condition, burnout is a big problem in science, and an actor with autism will play the lead in “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.”

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April 2017

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

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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