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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: gene networks

January 2017

Diverse causes of autism converge on common gene signature

by  /  23 January 2017

The brains of people with autism show a distinct molecular signature that reflects alterations in how genes are pieced together and expressed.

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Online atlas reveals huge array of protein connections

by  /  13 January 2017

A new web-based tool charts the myriad contacts among human proteins.

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October 2016

Network analysis gives clues to other ailments in autism

by  /  25 October 2016

Genes linked to autism are associated with a variety of other ailments, including cancer, heart conditions, autoimmune disorders and gut problems.

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August 2016

New study bolsters theory that autism genes work in networks

by  /  3 August 2016

A gene that has strong ties to autism controls the expression of many other autism candidates.

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July 2016

Online tool can mix, match gene expression data

by  /  22 July 2016

A new resource helps biologists easily mine large troves of information about when and where genes are expressed.

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June 2016

Analyses of gene activity may yield clues to roots of autism

by ,  /  28 June 2016

Network analyses of gene expression patterns may point to key molecular pathways that autism alters and suggest new ways of treating the condition.

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May 2016
Illustration shows doctors in Libya looking at a city, with children standing in the foreground.

The gene hunters

by  /  18 May 2016

Criss-crossing the globe on a quest for unusual DNA, researchers have discovered a rare mutation that promises insights into both epilepsy and autism — and points to a treatment.

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April 2016

Molecular knob dials down gene activity

by  /  13 April 2016

A new method harnesses the gene-editing system CRISPR to fine-tune gene expression in human cells.

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March 2016

Questions for Richard Tsien: Taking apart autism’s machinery

by  /  22 March 2016

Autism may stem from faulty feedback loops in the brain, like an air conditioning system gone awry.

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January 2016

Rising star: Brian O’Roak brings ‘A’ game to autism genetics

by  /  21 January 2016

Brian O’Roak has helped to steer some of the largest, most complex studies of autism genetics to date.

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