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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: bioinformatics

October 2015

Dispatches from ASHG 2015

by  /  9 October 2015

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.

June 2015
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Spotted: Rebranding oxytocin; marsupial madness

by  /  26 June 2015

The ‘love hormone’ oxytocin needs a scientific makeover, and left-handed kangaroos don’t have autism.

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May 2015

Mathematical method may flag potential autism genes

by  /  20 May 2015

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.

April 2015

Database highlights genetic overlap among brain disorders

by  /  29 April 2015

An online catalog helps clarify the roles of thousands of spontaneous mutations in four neuropsychiatric disorders, including autism.

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Coding trick tracks gene expression in single cells

by  /  15 April 2015

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.

March 2015

Landscape of chemical tags paves way for autism studies

by  /  2 March 2015

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.

February 2015

Web of autism genes untangles slowly

by  /  20 February 2015

A new study maps the many targets of the autism gene TBR1, but it’s just one small piece of a much bigger picture.


Massive atlas maps protein expression from head to toe

by  /  4 February 2015

A new resource maps the expression of nearly 17,000 proteins in a range of tissues throughout the human body.

January 2015

New database matches mutations with potential effects

by  /  28 January 2015

A new tool helps predict whether large DNA duplications and deletions, common among people with autism, are harmful or benign.

November 2014

Different autism subtypes share same genetic signature

by  /  20 November 2014

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.