Mutations in a gene called ZNF292 lead to a variety of developmental conditions, including autism and intellectual disability.
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No diet is likely to treat autistic people on a large scale, but diets based on a genetic profile may bring big benefits to a few.
People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may carry certain rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people with autism.
A collection of rare genetic variants associated with autism and schizophrenia also seem to increase a person’s odds of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
The loss of 21 genes on chromosome 3 may substantially raise the risk of autism.
A website called GeneMatcher has helped researchers identify a new gene for intellectual disability, developmental delay and autism.
A new computational method sifts true mutations from spurious ones in a single cell’s genome.
Finding a mutation linked to autism traits can have life-changing consequences for autistic individuals and their families.