A new method enables researchers to test algorithms for spotting genes that contribute to a trait or condition.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: common variants
The relatives of autistic people often have mild traits of the condition. Studying these family members could broaden our understanding of autism.
A person’s genetic makeup can ease or worsen the effect of mutations linked to autism.
A pair of maps that depict variation in the human genome may help reveal the genetic roots of autism.
Finding a mutation linked to autism traits can have life-changing consequences for autistic individuals and their families.
Watch the complete replay of Ivan Iossifov discussing the genetic basis of autism’s features.
An analysis of DNA from more than 20,000 people with autism identifies 12 regions in the genome that harbor inherited risk factors for the condition.
A count of genetic variants may help predict a person’s risk of various conditions — but its clinical use prompts ethical questions.