autistic disorder

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: analytical method for assessing shared variants, treatment targets in hereditary pancreatic cancer, and more.

Oversight Uncovered

Spectrum News reports that a group has uncovered a statistical flaw in a recent paper linking new genes to autism or developmental delay.

The consortium is collecting data from different omics streams for a cohort of individuals with autism spectrum disorders with the long-term goal of improving treatment.

In Genome Biology this week: genes linked to Hirschsprung disease, structural variant patterns in autism, and more.

One team examined single-nucleotide variation, indels, and copy-number variations in ASD, while the other focused on large structural variations.

Advantage, But Risk

Yale researchers find that autism risk-linked genes are also associated with increased cognitive ability, according to the Independent.

Two studies described de novo gene mutations involved in autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions, while weeding out unrelated changes.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: signs of positive selection at autism-linked variants, gut microbiome difference between active and sedentary women, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Plasmodium genomes and evolution, novel developmental disorder loci, and more.

This Week in Cell

In Cell this week: study of circadian rhythms and the gut microbiome, zygotic reprogramming repair processes, and more.

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Gene drives might run into biological resistance, the Economist reports.

Forensic experts exhumed painter Salvador Dalí's body to collect DNA for a paternity test, CBS News reports.

Yale Environment 360 writes that synthetic and conservation biologists aren't always on the same wavelength, but they are trying to reach an understanding.

In Science this week: full CRISPR locus integration complex structure, and more.