New results implicate an enzyme called ERK in the consequences of missing a segment of chromosome 16.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: copy number variation
About 10 percent of people with a large mutation in chromosome 22 have autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or intellectual disability.
Benefits of diets for autism features remain unproven, variants of the same DNA region make brains big or small, and STAT announces a new CRISPR tracker.
To find variants between genes that contribute to autism, researchers may need thousands more whole genomes than they have now.
Some children with autism inherit rare mutations in noncoding DNA from their unaffected fathers.
A single gene, OTUD7A, may account for most of the features seen in people missing a segment of chromosome 15 known as 15q13.3.
Roughly one in five children who has an extra piece of chromosome 7 also meets the criteria for an autism diagnosis.
Neurons derived from people with mutations linked to autism display diverse abnormalities that may help explain the origins of these individuals’ features.
The male-dominated sex bias in autism is reversed in a related syndrome, a researcher’s gender could influence her study’s outcome, and an award-nominated ad featuring a young man with autism draws criticism.