Some children with autism inherit rare mutations in noncoding DNA from their unaffected fathers.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: whole-genome sequencing
A single gene, OTUD7A, may account for most of the features seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 15 known as 15q13.3.
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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Children with autism may have an excess of spontaneous mutations in DNA that controls the expression of autism genes.
Men and women both transmit an increasing number of new mutations to their children as they age.
Scientists this week announced the release of nearly 7,000 whole-genome sequences from a collection of families that each have one child with autism.