Tag: Simons Simplex Collection

March 2017
News

Rare autism mutations linked to distinct sets of features

by  /  29 March 2017

Children who carry certain rare mutations linked to autism learn to walk late — but have less severe social and language difficulties than do other children with the condition.

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News / Toolbox

Test paints quick picture of intelligence in autism

by  /  24 March 2017

A picture-based test is a fast and flexible way to assess intelligence in large studies of people with autism.

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November 2016
News / Profiles

Rising star: Vanessa Bal traverses fine work-life balance

by  /  14 November 2016

Parent, partner and professional — the need to fulfill all of these roles at once complicates Vanessa Bal’s life.

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News

Autism tied to mutations in gene that polices proteins

by  /  13 November 2016

A gene that keeps protein production in check is mutated in some people with autism.

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October 2016
News

‘Synonymous’ mosaic mutations may up autism risk

by  /  20 October 2016

A type of mutation long thought to be harmless has turned out to play an unexpected role in autism.

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A mutation in a human-specific DNA
News

Autism risk may originate in stretches of uniquely human DNA

by  /  6 October 2016

Mutations in certain newly evolved stretches of the genome may play a role in autism, although some experts are skeptical of this theory.

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September 2016
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2016
News / Spotted

Sounding out ultrasounds; name game; geek gathering

by  /  9 September 2016

A tie between first-trimester ultrasounds and autism severity is tenuous at best, misnamed genes litter the literature, and neuroscientists enjoy their version of summer camp.

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May 2016
News

Diagnostic manual may need to separate repetitive behaviors

by  /  14 May 2016

A detailed analysis of the behavior of 6,500 children suggests that five types of behaviors lumped together in current diagnostic guidelines should each be considered separately.

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April 2016
News

Large genetic registry may uncover autism’s diverse origins

by  /  21 April 2016

Researchers are launching a new project that aims to collect genetic information from 50,000 people with autism, along with their relatives.

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Opinion / Cross Talk

How to mine treasure troves of genetic data

by  /  5 April 2016

Collaboration and transparency will be key as scientists sort through thousands of whole genomes of people with autism for genetic clues.

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