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Tag: whole-genome sequencing

December 2016

Map of brain’s DNA loops holds clues to autism genetics

by  /  8 December 2016

A new chart of DNA’s three-dimensional structure reveals genomic regions that control distant genes during development.

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November 2016
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Athletic advantage; fair share; mosaic mind

by  /  4 November 2016

Sports bring benefits to children on the spectrum, researchers debate sharing DNA data with study participants, and a look at the brain’s many genomes earns a prestigious prize.

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September 2016

Mutations tied to autism rife in ‘junk’ DNA

by  /  9 September 2016

More than one-third of the spontaneous mutations linked to autism crop up in genomic segments that do not code for genes.

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April 2016

Webinar: Brian O’Roak discusses the accelerating pace of autism genetics

 /  27 April 2016

Watch the complete replay of Brian O’Roak discussing the accelerating pace of autism genetics and new methods for identifying and validating autism risk genes.

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DNA flips and swaps ‘scramble’ genes linked to autism

by  /  14 April 2016

Most methods used to scan the genome are missing thousands of complex variants that alter DNA structure and may contribute to autism risk.

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How to mine treasure troves of genetic data

by  /  5 April 2016

Collaboration and transparency will be key as scientists sort through thousands of whole genomes of people with autism for genetic clues.

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March 2016

Method maps each neuron’s unique genetic fingerprint

by  /  23 March 2016

Sequencing the whole genomes of individual mouse neurons reveals that each cell carries roughly 100 unique mutations.

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Questions for Thomas Bourgeron: In search of ‘second hits’

by  /  1 March 2016

Taking a close look at people who have a mutation in a known autism gene may reveal why these people often have vastly different characteristics.

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February 2016

Spaces near genes may harbor pitfalls for autism

by  /  15 February 2016

Children with autism tend to carry variants in stretches of DNA that flank autism genes.

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December 2015

Hot topics of 2015

by  /  22 December 2015

Here’s a rundown of five trending topics that are turning traditional assumptions about autism on their head.

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