These short reports from our reporter, Jessica Wright, give you the inside scoop on developments at the 2015 American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A new mathematical method confidently ranks genes based on their likely impact in a disorder. The approach may help researchers home in on important autism genes.
An online catalog helps clarify the roles of thousands of spontaneous mutations in four neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism.
A new technique allows researchers to trace the location and measure expression levels of hundreds of genes in individual cells. The method, described 9 April in Science, could reveal networks of genes with relevance to autism.
In a feat that unites findings from 2,800 experiments in more than 100 types of cells, researchers have mapped the human epigenome — the many layers of code that turn genes on or off.
A new resource maps the expression of nearly 17,000 proteins in a range of tissues throughout the human body.
A new tool helps predict whether large DNA duplications and deletions, common among people with autism, are harmful or benign.
A rare form of autism linked to a duplication of the 15q11-13 chromosomal region shares a molecular signature with more common forms of the disorder, suggests unpublished research presented yesterday at the 2014 Society for Neuroscience annual meeting in Washington, D.C.