We must diversify databases of reference DNA to improve our ability to interpret the consequences of genetic variation.
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Tag: genetic testing
Some individuals who have autism mutations show no signs of the condition; understanding why may lead to treatments.
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.
Integrating human-specific genetic elements into mice may provide a permissive, ‘humanized’ environment for studying autism.
A semirural Colombian town called Ricaurte is home to the largest recorded genetic cluster of people with mutations linked to fragile X syndrome.
Existing genome scans do not detect many of the DNA variants that underlie behavioral problems.
After lagging behind other countries for decades, France is working on a new national plan for autism.
Two new methods allow scientists to swap single bases in DNA or RNA sequences.
More than 5 percent of mutations thought to have arisen spontaneously in a child with autism may in fact be inherited.
A cannabis gel may ease features of fragile X syndrome, omega fatty acids show promise for autism in two trials, and oxytocin reinforces social behaviors through the brain’s reward pathway.