A new computational method sifts true mutations from spurious ones in a single cell’s genome.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: whole-genome sequencing
Two new studies point to the possibility of detecting autism mutations before birth — along with all the ethical and logistical problems that may bring.
People with autism and their families can be important partners in understanding the genetics of autism by agreeing to share their genetic data.
Certain repeated stretches of DNA that are linked to the expansion of the primate brain may also enhance autism traits.
A pair of maps that depict variation in the human genome may help reveal the genetic roots of autism.
Finding a mutation linked to autism traits can have life-changing consequences for autistic individuals and their families.