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

April 2017
News / Toolbox

Lab-grown ‘mini-brains’ mimic brain development

by  /  28 April 2017

A new method for examining blobs of neurons known as ‘mini-brains’ reveals structures like those in the human brain.

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Rare mutation linked to autism affects language ability

by  /  24 April 2017

Mutations in a gene called TRIP12 — which is involved in tagging proteins for destruction — can lead to intellectual disability, language delay and autism.

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Features / Webinars

Webinar: Michael Platt discusses monkey models for autism

24 May 2017

Watch the complete replay of Michael Platt’s webinar discussing monkey models for autism.

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Molecular map outlines regulatory roles for RNA snippets

by  /  21 April 2017

A new atlas maps the locations of nearly 30,000 noncoding RNAs — genetic strips that may modify the expression of genes.

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Opinion / Viewpoint

Mighty element plays major part in autism

by ,  /  18 April 2017

Probing the function of a protein in a calcium signaling pathway may lead to a diagnostic test for autism and a path toward treatments.

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News

Enigmatic chemical tag is altered in autism brains

by  /  17 April 2017

An understudied chemical modification that influences gene expression is abundant in the brains of people with autism.

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Analysis winnows list of mutations tied to autism

by  /  6 April 2017

As many as one in three rare mutations seen in people with autism may have nothing to do with the condition.

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March 2017
News / Toolbox

Portable method profiles gene expression in single cells

by  /  31 March 2017

A new technique offers a fast, versatile way to measure gene expression in thousands of cells at once.

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Muting X chromosome silencers may serve as remedy for Rett

by  /  30 March 2017

Manipulating pathways that help silence the X chromosome may help treat Rett syndrome, a condition closely related to autism.

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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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