Genetic tests for people with autism are far from routine and don’t always yield results, but the information they offer can change lives.
A newly expanded database of information from people in the United Kingdom provides a detailed picture of genetic diversity.
The largest genetic analysis of postmortem brain tissue to date has yielded maps of when and where genes related to autism are turned on and off throughout life.
Nearly one in four men who have a daughter with Rett syndrome carry mutations linked to the condition in some of their sperm.
Some mutations that contribute to autism and arise spontaneously may be mistaken for inherited mutations.
A new resource details the protein-coding portions of the genomes of 36 popular mouse strains.
A software tool finds possible functions for long RNA molecules that aren’t transcribed into proteins.
A small number of autism genes are located in fragile regions of the genome — those prone to breaking when cells copy DNA.
The largest-ever set of sequences from people with developmental delay has revealed 43 new genetic diagnoses.