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Tag: SNPs

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

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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July 2017

Massive collaboration unearths inherited risk factor for autism

by  /  17 July 2017

Autism runs in families, but the search for inherited risk factors has come up short — until now.

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June 2017
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Fever finding; neuronal cookbookery; CRISPR’d unicorns; mining 23andMe

by  /  16 June 2017

The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.

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December 2016

Map of brain’s DNA loops holds clues to autism genetics

by  /  8 December 2016

A new chart of DNA’s three-dimensional structure reveals genomic regions that control distant genes during development.

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November 2016

Large postmortem brain study unearths clues to schizophrenia

by  /  3 November 2016

A massive collection of brain tissue reveals common genetic variants that influence gene expression in the brain.

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September 2016

Huge data-sharing venture lays bare human genetic variation

by  /  8 September 2016

A landmark collection of gene sequences from more than 60,000 people can help researchers spot mutations linked to autism.

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June 2016

DNA typo tracker uncovers glitches in gene regulation

by  /  8 June 2016

A new tool allows researchers to identify thousands of genome errors in dozens of people at once.

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April 2016

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.

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March 2016

Questions for Thomas Bourgeron: In search of ‘second hits’

by  /  1 March 2016

Taking a close look at people who have a mutation in a known autism gene may reveal why these people often have vastly different characteristics.

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December 2015

Analysis unearths common genetic roots for disparate traits

by  /  4 December 2015

Using a new genetic approach, researchers are finding shared risk factors for seemingly unrelated conditions, ranging from autism to obesity.

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