The number of top autism genes has risen from 65 to 102, based on an analysis of more than 35,000 sequences. And researchers are seeing the first hints of autism risk variants in the regions between genes.
Some men who have an autistic child carry mutations linked to the condition only in their sperm.
A new resource details the genetic diversity of people in Asia and may shed light on genetic conditions such as autism.
Researchers have identified mutations within regulatory regions that are likely to contribute to autism, using a speedy system of DNA ‘barcodes.’
Neurons derived from autistic people with enlarged brains show extensive damage to long genes.
A new method uses mutations in DNA to maintain a detailed record of series of cellular events.
The largest analysis of sequences from autistic people and their families implicates 184 genes in the condition — nearly doubling the previous estimate.
Molecular biologist Jonathan Mill is probing gene expression’s role in autism in uncharted territory — the fetal human brain.
Forecasts for this year’s Nobel Prizes include several researchers whose work is relevant to autism.