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The analysis also implicated gene sets involved in glutamate signaling and the immune system.

Individuals with germline PTEN mutations who have autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay often also have copy number variations, a new study has found.

In Cell this week: a quantitative proteomic atlas based on the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia, gene regulation and differentiation in Toxoplasma gondii, and more.

Exome sequences for nearly 35,600 cases and controls revealed genes prone to mutation in autism spectrum disorder, along with related cell types, functions, and developmental stages.

Risk Prediction

USA Today reports on a new test to determine autism risk.

Run by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative, SPARK has already grown to more than 220,000 participants from 75,000 families living in the US.

A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of eight psychiatric conditions led to new and known risk loci, and revealed three distinct groups of conditions.

In PLOS this week: rare alterations in Timothy syndrome, analysis of twins' gut microbiomes, and more.

In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.

In PNAS this week: researchers compare two high-grade neuroendocrine lung cancers, height among ancient Europeans, and more.

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The Guardian reports that visa costs could prevent scientists and others from coming to the UK.

The Trump Administration is reconsidering its plan to issue an executive order to require federally funded research to be freely available upon publication, Times Higher Education reports.

Nature News says some preprint repositories may close down due to a lack of funds to cover costs.

In Nature this week: framework for analyzing cancer mutational signatures, treatment resistance in small cell lung cancer followed by increased intratumoral heterogeneity, and more.