A trove of DNA sequences from 141,456 people — and counting — offers an unparalleled look at genetic variation.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: whole-genome sequencing
Many genes in a brain region implicated in autism change expression patterns in late fetal development, depending on differences in neighboring DNA.
A new technique detects rare mutations that occur in only a subset of the body’s cells.
Researchers have identified mutations within regulatory regions that are likely to contribute to autism, using a speedy system of DNA ‘barcodes.’
An analysis of whole-genome sequences from nearly 500 families has implicated 16 new genes in autism.
Spontaneous mutations that occur between genes may be as important in autism as those within genes.
A website called GeneMatcher has helped researchers identify a new gene for intellectual disability, developmental delay and autism.