Tag: whole-genome sequencing

May 2018
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Analysis of sequences pegs 99 top autism genes

by  /  10 May 2018

The number of top autism genes has risen from 65 to 99, based on an analysis of nearly 35,000 sequences. And researchers are seeing the first hints of autism risk variants in the regions between genes.

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Hunt for autism variants between genes comes up empty

by  /  7 May 2018

To find variants between genes that contribute to autism, researchers may need thousands more whole genomes than they have now.

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April 2018
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CRISPR goes wild, and scientists debate its fidelity

by  /  30 April 2018

The gene-editing tool CRISPR may cause thousands of off-target mutations, but critics say it’s way too soon to accuse it of infidelity.

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Map of DNA variation identifies key genetic regions

by  /  20 April 2018

A new analysis of the genomes of more than 11,000 people reveals regions that have few mutations, indicating they have important functions.

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Some mutations tied to autism may be passed down from fathers

by  /  19 April 2018

Some children with autism inherit rare mutations in noncoding DNA from their unaffected fathers.

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March 2018
Neurons from mice missing OTUD7A (right) have fewer spines than do those from controls (left).
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Studies pinpoint key gene in region linked to autism

by  /  21 March 2018

A single gene, OTUD7A, may account for most of the features seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 15 known as 15q13.3.

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Map of DNA structure marks autism risk regions

by  /  2 March 2018

A new map of DNA structure highlights sequences that regulate the formation of neurons in the developing brain.

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December 2017
Features / Special Reports / 2017: Year in review

Notable papers in autism research in 2017

22 December 2017

This year’s list of top papers highlights nuances in the genetics of autism and new leads on early treatment.

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Features / Special Reports / 2017: Year in review

Five hot topics in autism research in 2017

22 December 2017

We waded through the sea of autism studies published in 2017 and spotted several themes.

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October 2017
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Mosaic mutations in sperm point to increased autism risk

by  /  23 October 2017

More than 5 percent of mutations thought to have arisen spontaneously in a child with autism may in fact be inherited.

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