Collaboration and transparency will be key as scientists sort through thousands of whole genomes of people with autism for genetic clues.
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The proposed guidelines would require scientists to destroy biological specimens if they don’t have the explicit consent of the participant for further use.
A new collection stores genetic and behavioral information about children with autism in inpatient psychiatric units.
An online portal designed to give researchers easy access to genomic data may unwittingly reveal some sensitive information.
Two studies prioritize autism risk genes for further research and illuminate how different types of mutations may work together.
A surprisingly large proportion of people with autism have complex chromosomal rearrangements that were missed by conventional genetic screening.
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.
Rare inherited mutations may contribute to autism in roughly 10 percent of boys with the disorder, according to a study published 11 May in Nature Genetics. These genetic glitches are primarily passed down from unaffected mothers.
Children with too many or too few copies of certain genes are more likely to have autism, as are children born to women who battled a severe infection while pregnant. These seemingly disparate risk factors may work together to worsen autism symptoms.