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Genes

Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.

April 2018
Opinion / Q&A

Autism genes assign starring role to support cells in brain

by  /  24 April 2018

Genes linked to autism are critical to the development of star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes, suggesting a key role for the cells in the condition.

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News / Toolbox

Map of DNA variation identifies key genetic regions

by  /  20 April 2018

A new analysis of the genomes of more than 11,000 people reveals regions that have few mutations, indicating they have important functions.

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News

Some mutations tied to autism may be passed down from fathers

by  /  19 April 2018

Some children with autism inherit rare mutations in noncoding DNA from their unaffected fathers.

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News

Genes altered in autism may control brain’s thickness

by  /  12 April 2018

Some genes associated with autism may influence the thickness of the cerebral cortex, the brain’s outer layer.

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News

Loss of autism gene makes mice sensitive to pain

by  /  9 April 2018

Mice lacking CNTNAP2, a gene strongly linked to autism, are acutely sensitive to pain.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Webinar: Feng Zhang discusses genome editing in autism research

6 June 2018

Register for the next Spectrum webinar, featuring Feng Zhang, who will discuss genome editing in autism research.

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News

Mounting evidence links mitochondrial DNA to autism

by  /  5 April 2018

Genetic variants that affect mitochondria, the organelles that power cells, may increase the risk of autism.

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News

Gene in autism risk region plays key role in brain development

by  /  4 April 2018

Mice missing TAOK2, a gene in a segment of chromosome 16 linked to autism, have big brains, immature neuronal junctions and asocial behavior.

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News

Cancer drug shows promise for treating some forms of autism

by  /  2 April 2018

A low dose of a drug used to treat lymphoma may ease social problems in some forms of autism.

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March 2018
News

Gene on chromosome 16 may be valuable player in autism

by  /  29 March 2018

Deleting one copy of a gene called MVP impairs the brain's ability to adapt to changes in the environment.

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