Rare mutations in a gene called BAZ2B are associated with various conditions of brain development, including autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: de novo mutations
A new technique detects rare mutations that occur in only a subset of the body’s cells.
Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.
Some men who have an autistic child carry mutations linked to the condition only in their sperm.
Mutations in a gene called ZNF292 lead to a variety of developmental conditions, including autism and intellectual disability.
People with mutations in CHD8, a top autism gene, tend to be tall and have large heads.
People who have mutations in a gene called PHF21A tend to have a constellation of traits and conditions, including autism.
A collection of rare genetic variants associated with autism and schizophrenia also seem to increase a person’s odds of having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.