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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: bioinformatics

March 2017

Sequencing thousands of whole genomes yields new autism genes

by  /  6 March 2017

An analysis of whole genomes from more than 5,000 people has unearthed 18 new candidate genes for autism.

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August 2016

Quest for autism biomarkers faces steep statistical challenges

by ,  /  23 August 2016

Finding a difference between people with and without autism is only the first step toward identifying a clinically useful marker of the condition.

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July 2016

Online tool can mix, match gene expression data

by  /  22 July 2016

A new resource helps biologists easily mine large troves of information about when and where genes are expressed.

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April 2016

New atlas of gene regulators shows effects of variants

by  /  20 April 2016

A new online tool reveals how different types of DNA sequences work together to regulate gene expression.

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March 2016

Questions for Richard Tsien: Taking apart autism’s machinery

by  /  22 March 2016

Autism may stem from faulty feedback loops in the brain, like an air conditioning system gone awry.

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February 2016

Sequencing approach bares large variety of brain cell types

by  /  24 February 2016

Analyzing gene expression in a vision center of the mouse brain has revealed 49 different classes of cells.

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December 2015

What’s the hardest part of an autism researcher’s job?

22 December 2015

Scientists dish about the biggest challenges they face as they tackle tough questions about autism.

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U.S. aims to overhaul ethics rules for research with people

by  /  17 December 2015

The proposed guidelines would require scientists to destroy biological specimens if they don’t have the explicit consent of the participant for further use.

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Large Swedish study ties autism to early death

by  /  11 December 2015

People with autism are more than twice as likely as their peers to die prematurely.

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October 2015

New methods tighten ​net​ around autism genes

by  /  9 October 2015

Autism researchers are sharpening their statistical tools to make sense of the growing pool of autism genes.

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