A person’s genetic makeup can ease or worsen the effect of mutations linked to autism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: whole-exome sequencing
A new computational method sifts true mutations from spurious ones in a single cell’s genome.
Parents of children with rare autism-linked mutations are banding together for support and to join forces with scientists, accelerating the pace of research.
Two new studies point to the possibility of detecting autism mutations before birth — along with all the ethical and logistical problems that may bring.
People with autism and their families can be important partners in understanding the genetics of autism by agreeing to share their genetic data.
Finding a mutation linked to autism traits can have life-changing consequences for autistic individuals and their families.
An analysis of spontaneous mutations in nearly 11,000 individuals with developmental delay or autism implicates 49 new genes.