Genetic sequences from nearly 53,000 people with autism, developmental delay or intellectual disability reveal strong ties to 98 genes.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: de novo mutations
Many people with mutations in the NCKAP1 gene have autism or autism traits, according to a new study spanning seven countries.
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.
Most of the large, spontaneous genetic mutations tied to autism are passed down from fathers. But, unlike with smaller mutations, a parent’s age is unlikely to up the rate at which they occur.
A new study highlights the challenge of distinguishing genetic variants linked to autism from those associated with cognitive development.
Individuals with mutations in an autism gene called TRIO may have a range of conditions, including intellectual disability and anomalous head size.
Researchers have cataloged more than 100 mutations in DDX3X, a candidate gene for autism.
People with mutations in a gene called TBR1 have unusual features in several brain regions, along with autism traits and developmental delay.