Tag: whole-exome sequencing

February 2017
News

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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News

‘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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September 2016
News

Novel software spots scores of new autism candidates

by  /  19 September 2016

Researchers have trained a computer algorithm to recognize the characteristics of autism genes.

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News

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
News

As autism candidates emerge, cancer pathway rises to top

by  /  13 June 2016

Researchers are beginning to understand how mutations in a cancer-linked pathway called WNT contribute to autism.

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May 2016
News

Mutations that arise in aging sperm add little to autism risk

by  /  23 May 2016

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.

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Features / Deep Dive

The gene hunters

by  /  18 May 2016

Criss-crossing the globe on a quest for unusual DNA, researchers have discovered a rare mutation that promises insights into both epilepsy and autism — and points to a treatment.

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April 2016
News

‘Silent’ mutations may contribute to autism, schizophrenia

by  /  29 April 2016

Mutations in genes that seemingly don’t affect the corresponding proteins may still boost autism risk.

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