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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: common variants

June 2016

DNA typo tracker uncovers glitches in gene regulation

by  /  8 June 2016

A new tool allows researchers to identify thousands of genome errors in dozens of people at once.

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April 2016

Webinar: Brian O’Roak discusses the accelerating pace of autism genetics

 /  27 April 2016

Watch the complete replay of Brian O’Roak discussing the accelerating pace of autism genetics and new methods for identifying and validating autism risk genes.

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Large genetic registry may uncover autism’s diverse origins

by  /  21 April 2016

Researchers are launching a new project that aims to collect genetic information from 50,000 people with autism, along with their relatives.

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February 2016
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Embryo editing; race debate; microbial makeover

by  /  5 February 2016

A scientist gets permission to edit the genomes of human embryos, and researchers argue that it’s time to leave race out of genetic studies.

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January 2016

DNA duplication does not dictate intelligence, other traits

by  /  15 January 2016

People with an extra copy of the autism-linked chromosomal region 16p11.2 have a range of characteristics, suggesting that other genetic factors are at play.

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Study maps genetic variability in autism brains

by  /  14 January 2016

The first effort to sequence genes tied to autism in postmortem brain tissue reveals a range of harmful mutations in people with the condition.

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PsychENCODE - Nicolas Ogonosky

Massive brain study probes cause of autism, schizophrenia

by  /  13 January 2016

Researchers are studying more than 1,000 postmortem brains with the goal of unearthing shared genetic roots in neuropsychiatric conditions, including autism.

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December 2015

Analysis unearths common genetic roots for disparate traits

by  /  4 December 2015

Using a new genetic approach, researchers are finding shared risk factors for seemingly unrelated conditions, ranging from autism to obesity.

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November 2015

Some genetic repositories may put private details at risk

by  /  5 November 2015

An online portal designed to give researchers easy access to genomic data may unwittingly reveal some sensitive information.

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Long-awaited databases reveal breadth of genetic variation

by  /  4 November 2015

Two massive efforts to sequence the DNA of more than 11,000 people together provide the most detailed picture yet of genetic variation in the general population.

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