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American Society of Human Genetics 2019

ASHG 2019
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Antidote to ‘poison’ DNA may treat lethal form of epilepsy

by  /  26 August 2020
An experimental drug silences a DNA segment and seems to prevent seizures and death in a condition related to autism.
ASHG 2019

Brain ‘organoids’ point to new drug target for fragile X syndrome

by  /  18 October 2019
New findings hint at why drugs that work in mouse models of fragile X syndrome have not been effective in people.
ASHG 2019

Massive project doubles list of genes tied to autism

by  /  17 October 2019
The largest analysis of sequences from autistic people and their families implicates 184 genes in the condition — nearly doubling the previous estimate.