Tag: SNPs

September 2018
DNA twisting in black space
News / Toolbox

Two tools speed the search for mutations in whole genomes

by  /  14 September 2018

Software to identify genetic variants, along with a new synthetic human genome, could help scientists discover mutations associated with conditions such as autism.

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July 2018
News

New approach predicts impact of mild mutations in autism

by  /  11 July 2018

A new method enables researchers to assess the biological impact of thousands of subtle mutations.

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May 2018
News

Hunt for autism variants between genes comes up empty

by  /  7 May 2018

To find variants between genes that contribute to autism, researchers may need thousands more whole genomes than they have now.

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March 2018
Opinion / Viewpoint

Explaining ‘resilience’ in autism may seed new therapies

by  /  27 March 2018

Some individuals who have autism mutations show no signs of the condition; understanding why may lead to treatments.

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February 2018
etworks of genes derived from certain 'modules' (neuron, top right, and astrocyte, bottom left) are altered in autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
News

Autism shares brain signature with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

by  /  8 February 2018

Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with autism are similar to those of people who have schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

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January 2018
illustration of DNA strand
News

Variant analysis may vastly underestimate heritability of autism behaviors

by  /  29 January 2018

Existing genome scans do not detect many of the DNA variants that underlie behavioral problems.

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December 2017
A new enzyme fusion can swap out single base pairs — the rungs in DNA’s ladder-like helix.
News / Toolbox

Pair of new tools corrects ‘typos’ in genetic sequences

by  /  8 December 2017

Two new methods allow scientists to swap single bases in DNA or RNA sequences.

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November 2017
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News / Spotted

Gene-editing gadgetry; intelligence trajectories; research reset and more

by  /  3 November 2017

Two new gadgets join the gene-editing toolbox, many children with autism get smarter with age, and a survey points to a research reset for Autism Speaks.

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October 2017
A new resource charts the locations of two types of chemical modifications to chromosomes (top, middle) and gene expression changes (bottom) in brain tissue.
News / Toolbox

Databases describe DNA ‘dials’ that control gene expression

by  /  20 October 2017

Two new resources catalog how genetic variants affect gene expression in the brain.

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August 2017
Parents sitting in the dark watching TV and nursing a baby.
News

Genetic risk factors for autism may affect family size

by  /  10 August 2017

People who carry risk factors for autism but do not have the condition tend to have slightly fewer children than average, and have them later in life.

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