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With $4.6M in funding from the Simons Foundation, Kaiser will collect data from 5,000 families in Northern California.

David Glazer from Google Genomics provided an update on the MSSNG project, a collaboration between Autism Speaks, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and Google.

By focusing on girls with severe autism, Johns Hopkins researchers uncovered four candidate genes for the disorder, including one involved in neuronal development and chromatin biology.

Researchers uncover possible salivary protein markers for autism.

The company raised about $12.2 million in a second tranche of the Series C round, which will be used to increase adoption of its ASD diagnostic tests.

Genoma will commercialize the Arisk test outside the US and will provide genetic consulting services and diagnostics services to children with ASD and their parents.

A team of researchers in the UK examined DNA methylation patterns of nearly 180 fetal brain samples, finding significant DNA methylation changes at a number of sites.

Sick Kids' Mohammed Uddin is analyzing various types of gene expression and mutational data to better understand autism.

A new whole-genome sequencing study of families with multiple children with autism finds that siblings don't always share disease mutations.

Genome sequences generated for the Autism Speaks MSSNG project provided evidence of genetic heterogeneity in 85 families, each containing two children affected by autism spectrum disorder.

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The Washington Post reports that the CDC's SARS-CoV-2 test issues reflect earlier ones it had with Zika virus testing.

NPR writes that even with thousands of new COVID-19 papers, each should be evaluated based on its own quality.

Researchers traced a gene cluster linked to COVID-19 severity to Neanderthals, the New York Times reports.

In PNAS this week: soil bacteria-derived small molecules affect centrosomal protein, microfluidics approach for capturing circulating tumor cells, and more.