People with autism may show scant activity in a poorly understood molecular process thought to regulate gene expression.
Rare or common, inherited or spontaneous, mutations form the core of autism risk.
An analysis of spontaneous mutations in nearly 11,000 individuals with developmental delay or autism implicates 49 new genes.
A count of genetic variants may help predict a person’s risk of various conditions — but its clinical use prompts ethical questions.
Una remota ciudad colombiana es el hogar del grupo más grande de personas con síndrome de X frágil. Los científicos están aprendiendo de ellos y tratando de ayudar.
People with autism show scant activity in a poorly understood molecular process thought to regulate gene expression in the brain, according to a new study1. The process, called RNA editing, turns out to involve two proteins central to fragile X syndrome, one of the most common causes of autism. The findings suggest that stalled RNA […]
A variety of genetic risk factors for autism may disrupt some of the same processes in cells.
A newly expanded database of information from people in the United Kingdom provides a detailed picture of genetic diversity.