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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The human genome shows a wide range of mutation rates along its expanse, and researchers led by Jonathan Sebat, an associate professor at the University of California, San Diego, reported in Cell today that

Researchers who set out to compare the ability of SNP and comparative genomic hybridization microarray platforms to detect copy number variation in autusm spectrum disorder managed to identify 16 genes that hadn't been associated with ASD before.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – SynapDx today announced the completion of a Series A1 financing round that brought in $6 million to support a clinical study in support of the company's test for autism spectrum disorders.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In a study appearing online last night in PLoS ONE, researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and elsewhere reported on a gene expre

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Roche today announced that it has teamed with the Innovative Medicines Initiative to lead a consortium of industry and academic partners that will use stem cells for drug discovery research.

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, a provider of early intensive behavioral intervention for individuals with autism spectrum disorder, will now offer Lineagen's FirstStepDx test as a service to CARD patients and their families.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Autism Speaks said today that its nonprofit affiliate Delivering Scientific Innovation for Autism (DELSIA) will provide $2 million for a biomarker discovery project with Seaside Therapeutics, a drug developer that plans to market a new personalized treatment.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Center for Autism and Related Disorders and molecular diagnostics firm Lineagen today announced a partnership to offer the FirstStep genetic test to patients.

As new studies continue to elucidate the link between structural variants and disease, these variants are increasingly associated with multiple distinct diseases, complicating their diagnostic utility.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine is underscoring the importance of de novo mutations in non-syndromic intellectual disability, while highlighting the potential of using exome sequencing to diagnose severe intellectual disability case

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In a cartoon, Vox explores the lack of women among this year's winners of the Nobel Prize.

Science reports a new US defense bill would establish two groups aimed at combating foreign influence on research. 

Nature Biotechnology discusses promising early results from two clinical trials of CRISPR-based therapy for β-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.

In Cell this week: analysis of tissue clones, metagenomic studies of ocean water samples, and more.