A genome-wide association study lays a foundation for deeper investigation of these variants in neurodevelopmental conditions.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: whole-genome sequencing
This month’s newsletter tackles null findings from an attempted replication of a “revolutionary” MRI approach and an analysis of family genetics.
The study also reveals a link between language development and common variants.
Troves of sequencing data reveal genes tied to autism through different variant types, providing a more complete picture of the condition’s genetic roots and new clues to its heterogeneity.
The mutations occur spontaneously in noncoding stretches of DNA that control gene expression.
The vast stretches of DNA that don’t code for proteins could fill key knowledge gaps about autism genetics. But making sense of it all won’t be easy.