A large study identifying common genetic variations that contribute to five different psychiatric disorders, including autism, sheds light on the disorder’s genetic architecture, says Benjamin Neale.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A group of genetic variants that are linked to schizophrenia do not seem to be associated with autism, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B.
A research colony of feral monkeys may help scientists study how genetics contributes to complex social behaviors in fragile X syndrome, according to unpublished research presented Monday at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in New Orleans.
Individually, common genetic variants confer little risk for autism. But taken together, they may contribute significantly, predicts a statistical analysis published 15 October in Molecular Autism.
Large-scale swapping of genetic material between chromosomes may play an important role in autism, according to a study published 27 April in Cell.
The largest brain imaging study ever performed has identified candidate genes that influence brain size and general intelligence, according to research published 15 April in Nature Genetics.