More than one-third of the spontaneous mutations linked to autism crop up in genomic segments that do not code for genes.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: rare variants
Mutations in TSC2, a gene typically associated with a syndrome called tuberous sclerosis, are found in many children with autism.
Researchers are launching a new project that aims to collect genetic information from 50,000 people with autism, along with their relatives.
Researchers are studying more than 1,000 postmortem brains with the goal of unearthing shared genetic roots in neuropsychiatric conditions, including autism.
Two massive efforts to sequence the DNA of more than 11,000 people together provide the most detailed picture yet of genetic variation in the general population.