TOPIC

Genes

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

October 2017
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.

1 Comment
News

Risk genes for autism overlap with those for attention deficit

by  /  20 October 2017

People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder may carry certain rare, harmful mutations in many of the same genes as people with autism.

0 Comments
News

Data do-over backs dominance of genetics in autism risk

by  /  19 October 2017

A reanalysis of data from more than 2 million children in Sweden suggests inherited genetic factors account for 83 percent of autism risk.

3 Comments
News

Second ‘hits’ may explain autism mutations’ varied effects

by  /  19 October 2017

People who have a mutation linked to autism plus a second genetic glitch tend to have more severe symptoms than those with the mutation alone.

0 Comments
News

Yeast assay illuminates effects of mutations in top autism gene

by  /  19 October 2017

Mutations in the gene PTEN that are tied to autism may be less harmful than those linked to a syndrome characterized by benign tumors.

0 Comments
News / Toolbox

Repository ties mutations to traits in Phelan-McDermid syndrome

by  /  13 October 2017

A new database details the genetic mutations associated with Phelan-McDermid syndrome, along with the behavioral outcomes of people with those mutations.

1 Comment
News

‘Mini-gene’ therapy relieves features of Rett syndrome in mice

by  /  11 October 2017

Delivering a fragment of the Rett syndrome gene MECP2 into neurons eases features of the syndrome in a mouse model.

0 Comments
News

Two drugs ease features of autism syndromes in mice

by  /  11 October 2017

Drugs that block certain brain enzymes could help treat two conditions associated with autism.

1 Comment
News

Researchers rally to save monkeys on hurricane-ravaged island

by  /  5 October 2017

Hurricane Maria pummeled Cayo Santiago, home to more than 1,500 rhesus macaques, including some used for autism research.

0 Comments
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.

1 Comment
close

Log in to your Spectrum Wiki account

Email Address:

Password:


close

Request your Spectrum Wiki account

Spectrum Wiki is a community of researchers affiliated with an academic or research institutions. To be considered for participation, please fill out this form and a member of our team will respond to your request.

Name:

Email Address:

Title and Lab:

Area of Expertise:

Comments: