Tag: whole-exome sequencing

April 2017
News

Precocious baby teeth signal rare form of autism

by  /  20 April 2017

Most children with a rare autism-linked mutation develop baby teeth one to two years earlier than usual.

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News

Analysis winnows list of mutations tied to autism

by  /  6 April 2017

As many as one in three rare mutations seen in people with autism may have nothing to do with the condition.

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March 2017
News

Sequencing thousands of whole genomes yields new autism genes

by  /  6 March 2017

An analysis of whole genomes from more than 5,000 people has unearthed 18 new candidate genes for autism.

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Week of FebruaryFeb
27th
2017
News / Spotted

Behavior boost; double data; common interests

by ,  /  3 March 2017

Neuroscientists should not forget that brains have owners, a new genetic database makes its debut, and the intense interests of people with autism offer opportunities.

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February 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Tangled web of proteins holds clues to autism’s complexity

by  /  28 February 2017

Understanding how mutations in genes linked to autism perturb the different versions of proteins the genes form could reveal new targets for treatments.

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News

Many people with harmful genetic variants show no ill effects

by  /  22 February 2017

Most adults with genetic variants tied to certain conditions, such as heart disease or cancer, go undiagnosed.

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International effort expands list of genes tied to autism

by  /  15 February 2017

A massive sequencing study spanning seven countries links 38 new genes to autism and developmental delay.

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November 2016
Week of OctoberOct
31st
2016
News / Spotted

Athletic advantage; fair share; mosaic mind

by  /  4 November 2016

Sports bring benefits to children on the spectrum, researchers debate sharing DNA data with study participants, and a look at the brain’s many genomes earns a prestigious prize.

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October 2016
News

Some genetic glitches touch both heart and mind

by  /  20 October 2016

Mutations that lead to heart problems present at birth may also increase the risk of autism.

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‘Synonymous’ mosaic mutations may up autism risk

by  /  20 October 2016

A type of mutation long thought to be harmless has turned out to play an unexpected role in autism.

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