By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Autism Speaks' most recent round of research funding, totaling $13.2 million, includes grants for projects that delve into molecular, genetic, and epigenetic factors that may be involved in autism spectrum disorder.

Alongside its Basic and Clinical research program grant, the non-profit said yesterday that it also has funded projects through the new Translational Postdoctoral Fellowship program.

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In Nature this week: association between genome-wide homozygosity and traits like height and cognitive ability, improved CRISPR-Cas9 editing, and more.

A survey examines how age, political leanings, and more influence how Americans view certain scientific topics, the Associated Press reports.

A researcher who pleaded guilty to making false statements in research reports has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison and must pay $7.2 million back to the NIH.

The BabySeq project to study the risks and benefits of sequencing newborns is underway.