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Tag: intellectual disability

May 2019
Computational Modeling of BRSK2 Missense Variants

Matchmaking site for genes leads scientists to autism candidate

by  /  6 May 2019

A website called GeneMatcher has helped researchers identify a new gene for intellectual disability, developmental delay and autism.

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April 2019

Autism runs in families with history of brain conditions

by  /  15 April 2019

Children in families with a history of brain conditions may be at increased odds of being autistic.

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March 2019

In autistic children, low intelligence forecasts later difficulties

by  /  25 March 2019

Without timely intervention, intellectual disability in autistic children can worsen as they grow older.

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Deletion, duplication of chromosome 16 segment may confer same autism risk

by  /  6 March 2019

Autism may be just as common among children missing a segment of chromosome 16 as it is in those with an extra copy.

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February 2019
A series of 3D mouse brains

Mouse models pinpoint effects of top autism gene

by  /  18 February 2019

Two independent sets of mice missing a copy of SETD5, a top autism gene, link the gene to the condition’s traits.

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Gabin and his father at home in Paris.

Europe’s race to ramp up genetic tests for autism

by  /  13 February 2019

Many countries in Europe are reckoning with the growing demand for genetic tests for autistic people — and the accompanying ethical and scientific considerations.

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Father helping boy brush teeth

Rapid regression distinguishes rare condition from autism

by  /  7 February 2019

Some children who dramatically lose a range of abilities after age 2 may have a condition called childhood disintegrative disorder.

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Hand with key opening door a residence

New group faces backlash over its goals for severe autism

by  /  4 February 2019

A new advocacy group for people with severe autism taps into the deep divide in the community over who should speak for those on the spectrum.

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January 2019

Revelando los secretos del síndrome X frágil en Colombia

by  /  31 January 2019

Una remota ciudad colombiana es el hogar del grupo más grande de personas con síndrome de X frágil. Los científicos están aprendiendo de ellos y tratando de ayudar.

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December 2018
whimsical machine takes in various data and spits out an organized version on the other end

Notable papers in autism research in 2018

by  /  21 December 2018

This year’s list of top papers highlights new dimensions in our understanding of autism genetics and hints at novel treatments.

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