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Genes

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

December 2017
News

Genetic influence over social skills shifts as children grow

by  /  14 December 2017

The combinations of genetic variants that influence social communication may vary throughout childhood and adolescence.

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News

Study zeroes in on key part of DNA deletion linked to autism

by  /  13 December 2017

Deletions within a specific segment of chromosome 22 may raise the risk of autism.

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News / Toolbox

Pair of new tools corrects ‘typos’ in genetic sequences

by  /  8 December 2017

Two new methods allow scientists to swap single bases in DNA or RNA sequences.

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November 2017
News

Mouse study questions autism gene’s link to head size

by  /  30 November 2017

Deleting KCTD13, a gene in the autism risk region 16p11.2, has little effect on brain or head size in mice — contradicting results from a 2012 zebrafish study.

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News

The link between parental age and autism, explained

by  /  29 November 2017

Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.

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News / Toolbox

Viral sidekick allows CRISPR to reliably edit neuron DNA

by  /  24 November 2017

A new trick involving a virus gives the CRISPR enzyme system the ability to edit the genome of a neuron more predictably than was previously possible.

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Multimedia / Webinars

Journal club: Exploring treatments for Rett syndrome

11 December 2017

Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured two papers that explore therapies for Rett syndrome.

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New technique ramps up editing of genes in stem cells

by  /  17 November 2017

A novel method allows researchers to rapidly generate stem-cell colonies with mutations linked to autism or other conditions.

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News

Study bolsters genetic link between arthritis, autism

by  /  16 November 2017

Men and women with rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition, are at increased risk of having a child with autism.

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News

Map of microglia in mouse brain may reveal role in autism

by  /  15 November 2017

Researchers have mapped how immune cells in the brain called microglia change with age in mice.

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