A type of mutation long thought to be harmless has turned out to play an unexpected role in autism.
Researchers have trained a computer algorithm to recognize the characteristics of autism genes.
A landmark collection of gene sequences from more than 60,000 people can help researchers spot mutations linked to autism.
Researchers are beginning to understand how mutations in a cancer-linked pathway called WNT contribute to autism.
The mutations that men accumulate in their sperm as they age don’t account for most of their increased risk of having a child with autism.
Mutations in genes that seemingly don’t affect the corresponding proteins may still boost autism risk.
Watch the complete replay of Brian O’Roak discussing the accelerating pace of autism genetics and new methods for identifying and validating autism risk genes.
Genetic variants linked to autism influence social skills in people without the condition, supporting the notion that autism lies along a continuum of typical traits.