autistic disorder

Researchers used mutations found among individuals with autism to tease out affected pathways, such as ones linked to synaptic function, morphology, and plasticity.

The company hopes to develop saliva-based RNA assays for concussion, Parkinson's disease and autism using biomarkers discovered by its two academic partners.

Speakers at HudsonAlpha's Genomic Medicine Conference said while sequencing results sometimes result in a diagnosis and change in care, they often have no consequence.

The researchers didn't find overall methylation differences between infants who later developed autism and those who did not.

The researchers conducted a genome-wide association study and other analyses using about 47,000 research participants from 23andMe.

This Week in Science

In Science this week: genetic overlap between five psychiatric disorders, and more.

Using post-mortem data, researchers explored similarities and differences between autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, alcoholism, and depression.

Using exome sequence and questionnaire data, researchers saw links between motor skills and likely gene disruptive or missense de novo mutations.

Working with Case Western Reserve University, the firm will sequence fecal samples from individuals diagnosed with autism and provide results for free to the research community.  


This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: new class of base editors, additional breast cancer risk loci, and more.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.