People who have large mutations associated with autism and schizophrenia share atypical patterns of brain connectivity, according to a new study, especially between areas that process sensory information.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: copy number variation
The first genetic analysis of multiple types of variants from people with autism or other neurodevelopmental conditions reveals hundreds of genes that may be linked to neurodevelopment.
A new study highlights the challenge of distinguishing genetic variants linked to autism from those associated with cognitive development.
Deletions and duplications of long stretches of DNA may increase the likelihood of autism in people who have a mutation in a gene called PTEN.
The many genes implicated in Williams syndrome, a condition related to autism, may all work together to exert their effects on behavior.
The loss of 21 genes on chromosome 3 may substantially raise the risk of autism.