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Tag: gene networks

September 2018

Webinar: Janine LaSalle describes gene-environment interactions in autism

19 September 2018

Watch the complete replay of Janine LaSalle discussing gene-environment interactions and autism.

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August 2018

Journal club: Rare genetic variation in brain conditions

6 August 2018

Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured a paper exploring rare genetic variation in psychiatric conditions, including autism.

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June 2018
Big baby plays with two connected rings while two scientists with clipboards look on.

Traits of other conditions may spur autism

by ,  /  12 June 2018

Early features of other conditions may contribute to autism itself

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Webinar: Feng Zhang discusses genome editing in autism research

6 June 2018

Watch the complete replay of Feng Zhang discussing current genome editing technologies and the future of these tools.

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March 2018

Explaining ‘resilience’ in autism may seed new therapies

by  /  27 March 2018

Some individuals who have autism mutations show no signs of the condition; understanding why may lead to treatments.

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How variability among mouse strains can aid autism research

by  /  21 March 2018

Researchers can convert the distinct genetic backgrounds of lab mice from a problem to an advantage, exploiting the differences to advance our understanding of autism.

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November 2017
Week of NovemberNov
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2017

Adult assessment; fragile therapy; neuron nirvana and more

by  /  17 November 2017

An interview for diagnosing adults on the spectrum clears its first hurdle, a fragile X drug eases multiple features of the syndrome in a mouse model, and a brain bank chronicles the beautiful diversity of neurons.

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September 2017
Week of SeptemberSep
18th
2017

Genetic hotspot; big brain collaboration; funding fall and more

by  /  22 September 2017

A gene called TRIO may be a hotbed for autism mutations, an international collaboration focuses on the whole brain and one behavior, and Autism Speaks cuts grant spending.

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Black and white portraits of Rebecca Lim and Erin Barnard.

Journal club: Mosaic mutations in autism

9 October 2017

Watch the complete replay of this journal club, which featured two papers on mosaic mutations in autism.

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Illustration of Protein factories at neuronal junctions

Protein factories at neuronal junctions take center stage in autism

by ,  /  12 September 2017

Some genes linked to autism regulate the production of proteins at neuronal junctions, suggesting that disrupted protein synthesis contributes to the condition.

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