Tag: microcephaly

June 2017
Week of JuneJun
12th
2017
News / Spotted

Fever finding; neuronal cookbookery; CRISPR’d unicorns; mining 23andMe

by  /  16 June 2017

The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.

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May 2017
News

Small head, speech delay characterize mutations in autism gene

by  /  14 May 2017

Children with mutations in a gene called DYRK1A, a leading autism candidate, have a distinct set of features, including intellectual disability, speech delay, motor problems and a small head.

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March 2017
Opinion / Viewpoint

With tweaks, brains in a dish may yield clear clues to autism

by  /  21 March 2017

‘Mini-brains’ created in a dish may reveal autism’s roots and point to treatments, but they do not yet mirror some critical features of a human brain.

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January 2017
News

Rare form of autism linked to lack of key nutrient

by  /  5 January 2017

A mutation that prevents some amino acids, the building blocks of proteins, from entering the brain may lead to autism.

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December 2016
Week of DecemberDec
19th
2016
News / Spotted

Screening scrutiny; tracking technology; sensitive Santa

by  /  23 December 2016

The jury is still out on autism screening, technology to track wandering children is under attack, and a sensitive Santa Claus sees children on the spectrum.

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October 2016
Features / Webinars

Webinar: Alysson Muotri discusses stem cell research in autism

19 October 2016

Watch the complete replay of Alysson Muotri, whose webinar focuses on how stem cell research can provide insight into human neurodevelopment and the social brain.

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July 2016
News

Mutated DNA loops make strange neighbors

by  /  11 July 2016

Too many or too few copies of a segment of chromosome 16 alters the three-dimensional organization of DNA, and affects hundreds of related genes.

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June 2016
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Alysson Muotri: Applying autism tools to Zika

by  /  14 June 2016

Mini-brains grown from stem cells in culture can reveal the effects of both autism and the Zika virus on early development.

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May 2016
News

Rare mutations in gene underlie new subtype of autism

by  /  6 May 2016

Mutations in a gene called POGZ lead to a constellation of traits, including a small head, developmental delay and, often, autism.

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News

Student invention grows hundreds of ‘mini-brains’ at once

by  /  2 May 2016

Researchers are building on the bright ideas of high school students to bring ambitious biotechnology tools to life.

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