Tag: genetic testing

January 2018
News

Variant analysis may vastly underestimate heritability of autism behaviors

by  /  29 January 2018

Existing genome scans do not detect many of the DNA variants that underlie behavioral problems.

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Features / Deep Dive

France faces down its outdated notions about autism

by  /  10 January 2018

After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.

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December 2017
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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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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Week of OctoberOct
2nd
2017
News / Spotted

Cannabis candidate; omega add-on; oxytocin control and more

by  /  6 October 2017

A cannabis gel may ease features of fragile X syndrome, omega fatty acids show promise for autism in two trials, and oxytocin reinforces social behaviors through the brain’s reward pathway.

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September 2017
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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Opinion / Viewpoint

Protein factories at neuronal junctions take center stage in autism

by ,  /  12 September 2017

Some genes linked to autism regulate the production of proteins at neuronal junctions, suggesting that disrupted protein synthesis contributes to the condition.

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August 2017
Week of JulyJul
31st
2017
News / Spotted

Autism unsurprised; diagnostic camouflage; Neanderthal legacy and more

by  /  4 August 2017

People with autism aren’t easily surprised, the social camouflage some girls and women with autism use may preclude diagnosis, and autism-related genes are rooted deep in human ancestry.

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July 2017
News / Toolbox

New method rates strength of ties between genes, conditions

by  /  28 July 2017

A new method can help researchers and clinicians gauge the likelihood that a gene is associated with a particular condition.

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