Latest Heritability of autism Stories
A team of scientists has obtained intriguing insights into two groups of autism candidate genes in the mammalian brain that new evidence suggests are functionally and spatially related.
New full genome sequencing performed on individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their family members has provided a complete inspection of the vast genetic variations associated with ASD.
Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project.
Children with autism have increased levels of genetic change in regions of the genome prone to DNA rearrangements, so called "hotspots," according to a research discovery to be published in the print edition of the journal Human Molecular Genetics.
A new study finds that two genes individually associated with rare autism-related disorders are also jointly linked to more general forms of autism.
Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization, today announced a study supported by one of Autism Speaks’ first Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Awards, presents a new theory that autism may result from chronic danger signaling by mitochondria, cell structures that supply our cells with energy.
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified a genetic mutation that may underlie common behaviors seen in some people with autism, such as difficulty communicating and resistance to change.
While researchers have long been aware of a relationship between fragile X syndrome and autism, they have now begun to trace out the exact genetic pathways that link the two disorders together.
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