Tag: de novo mutations

February 2018
Gene network
News / Toolbox

New software mines data for autism risk genes

by  /  16 February 2018

An algorithm combs through genetic data to identify variants involved in autism and four other brain conditions.

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November 2017
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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Features / 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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Week of NovemberNov
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2017
News / Spotted

Adult assessment; fragile therapy; neuron nirvana and more

by  /  17 November 2017

An interview for diagnosing adults on the spectrum clears its first hurdle, a fragile X drug eases multiple features of the syndrome in a mouse model, and a brain bank chronicles the beautiful diversity of neurons.

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October 2017
News

Mosaic mutations in sperm point to increased autism risk

by  /  23 October 2017

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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News

Rare autism mutations linked to low intelligence

by  /  20 October 2017

People with autism who have rare, damaging mutations tend to have low scores on intelligence tests.

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News

Scan of whole genomes ties regulatory regions to autism risk

by  /  4 October 2017

Children with autism may have an excess of spontaneous mutations in DNA that controls the expression of autism genes.

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September 2017
News

Parental age ups rate of new mutations passed to children

by  /  20 September 2017

Men and women both transmit an increasing number of new mutations to their children as they age.

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News

Sizeable fraction of autism risk traced to ‘mosaic’ mutations

by  /  14 September 2017

Mutations that appear in only some of the body’s cells contribute to autism in about 4 percent of people with the condition.

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Features / Webinars

Journal club: Mosaic mutations in autism

9 October 2017

Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured two papers on mosaic mutations in autism.

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