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Spectrum: Autism Research News
Mutations in certain newly evolved stretches of the genome may play a role in autism, although some experts are skeptical of this theory.
A landmark collection of gene sequences from more than 60,000 people can help researchers spot mutations linked to autism.
Network analyses of gene expression patterns may point to key molecular pathways that autism alters and suggest new ways of treating the condition.
Researchers are beginning to understand how mutations in a cancer-linked pathway called WNT contribute to autism.
Mutations in genes that seemingly don’t affect the corresponding proteins may still boost autism risk.
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.