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Spectrum: Autism Research News

Tag: sequencing

February 2017

Questions for Daniel Geschwind: Making autism studies diverse

by  /  7 February 2017

A team of researchers is stepping out of the lab and into the community to recruit African-Americans for studies on the genetics of autism.

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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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A surreal portrait of doctors walking out on vibrant tree-limbs, as it were. This represents doctors exploring novel pathways in cancer research.

The curious connection between autism and cancer

by  /  11 January 2017

A surprising number of genes associated with autism also have links to cancer. Does that mean cancer drugs can treat autism?

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December 2016

Study in China solidifies list of genes tied to autism

by  /  1 December 2016

Harmful mutations in autism genes crop up in Chinese individuals about as often as they do in people of European ancestry.

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October 2016
Week of OctoberOct
17th
2016

Clinical conundrum; double data; mission control

by  /  21 October 2016

Some say a focus on basic neuroscience is crushing clinical research, a gene database gets a big upgrade, and Autism Speaks revises its goals.

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Some genetic glitches touch both heart and mind

by  /  20 October 2016

Mutations that lead to heart problems present at birth may also increase the risk of autism.

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A mutation in a human-specific DNA

Autism risk may originate in stretches of uniquely human DNA

by  /  6 October 2016

Mutations in certain newly evolved stretches of the genome may play a role in autism, although some experts are skeptical of this theory.

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September 2016
Week of SeptemberSep
26th
2016

Spectrum of color; biased review; fees please

by  /  30 September 2016

Non-white adults with autism may feel forgotten, names on papers may bias peer reviewers, and eLife will begin charging publication fees.

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Method maps position of thousands of active genes in brain

by  /  23 September 2016

A new technique acts as a genetic geolocator, pinpointing the precise location of genes that are expressed in the brain.

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Novel software spots scores of new autism candidates

by  /  19 September 2016

Researchers have trained a computer algorithm to recognize the characteristics of autism genes.

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