A count of genetic variants may help predict a person’s risk of various conditions — but its clinical use prompts ethical questions.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Autism and schizophrenia co-occur significantly more often than would be expected by chance, according to an analysis of nearly 2 million people.
Autism is more heritable than anorexia, alcohol dependence, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to an analysis of data from nearly 4.5 million people.
Genetic variants across the genome contribute to about 8 percent of the risk for certain developmental conditions — much more than previously thought.
About 10 percent of people with a large mutation in chromosome 22 have autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or intellectual disability.
Autism and intelligence share genetic variants, researchers grow Neanderthal mini-brains and see overlap with autism, and maternal diabetes is an autism risk factor.
A prospective study shows that antipsychotics mess up metabolism, autism is tied to a doubled risk for food allergies, and a report reveals pervasive sexual harassment in science.