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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: Simons Simplex Collection

September 2016
Week of SeptemberSep

Sounding out ultrasounds; name game; geek gathering

by  /  9 September 2016

A tie between first-trimester ultrasounds and autism severity is tenuous at best, misnamed genes litter the literature, and neuroscientists enjoy their version of summer camp.

May 2016

Diagnostic manual may need to separate repetitive behaviors

by  /  14 May 2016

A detailed analysis of the behavior of 6,500 children suggests that five types of behaviors lumped together in current diagnostic guidelines should each be considered separately.

April 2016

Large genetic registry may uncover autism’s diverse origins

by  /  21 April 2016

Researchers are launching a new project that aims to collect genetic information from 50,000 people with autism, along with their relatives.


How to mine treasure troves of genetic data

by  /  5 April 2016

Collaboration and transparency will be key as scientists sort through thousands of whole genomes of people with autism for genetic clues.

December 2015

U.S. aims to overhaul ethics rules for research with people

by  /  17 December 2015

The proposed guidelines would require scientists to destroy biological specimens if they don’t have the explicit consent of the participant for further use.


New database holds clues to severe end of autism spectrum

by  /  2 December 2015

A new collection stores genetic and behavioral information about children with autism in inpatient psychiatric units.

November 2015

Some genetic repositories may put private details at risk

by  /  5 November 2015

An online portal designed to give researchers easy access to genomic data may unwittingly reveal some sensitive information.

October 2015

Sequencing studies sharpen focus on key autism genes

by  /  1 October 2015

Two studies prioritize autism risk genes for further research and illuminate how different types of mutations may work together.

July 2015

Intricate DNA flips, swaps found in people with autism

by  /  20 July 2015

A surprisingly large proportion of people with autism have complex chromosomal rearrangements that were missed by conventional genetic screening.

June 2015

Some behavioral problems in autism may stem from poor health

by  /  11 June 2015

Many children with autism have gastrointestinal problems, seizures and sleep disorders. A new study suggests that these seemingly disparate conditions are interconnected and may lead to the children’s behavioral issues.