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Tag: whole-exome sequencing

June 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

Whole genomes may hold clues to autism, but patience is key

by ,  /  27 June 2017

We finally have access to whole-genome sequences from people with autism. But before we can properly interpret these data, we need to know what we’re looking for.

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News

In race to crack autism’s code, two contenders shoot ahead

by  /  27 June 2017

Two candidate genes have risen to the top, and may help scientists understand what autism really is.

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News

Rare form of regression is distinct from most autism

by  /  1 June 2017

A rare condition marked by a sudden and profound loss of skills is biologically distinct from other forms of autism.

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May 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

New tools strengthen old link between autism, mitochondria

by  /  30 May 2017

Variants of some mitochondrial genes may contribute to autism — in some cases, by teaming up with genes in the nucleus.

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What makes a gene an autism candidate? Not everyone agrees

by  /  11 May 2017

Whether a gene should be considered a ‘novel candidate’ for autism depends not just on whether it’s been linked to the condition before, but on the strength of that link.

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Researchers correct statistical flaw in high-profile paper

by  /  3 May 2017

A February study that tied several new genes to autism contained a large statistical error, according to a report from 14 independent researchers; the original team is working on issuing a correction.

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April 2017
News

Rare mutation linked to autism affects language ability

by  /  24 April 2017

Mutations in a gene called TRIP12 — which is involved in tagging proteins for destruction — can lead to intellectual disability, language delay and autism.

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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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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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