Researchers found that children with autism are more likely to inherit cis-regulatory structural variants from their fathers than their unaffected siblings.
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.
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.
A Harvard University professor has been charged with making false claims regarding funds he received from China, the New York Times reports.
Discover magazine reports that animal dissections might dissuade students from science careers, but that a firm has developed synthetic frogs for dissections.
Nature News reports that a US panel is reviewing current guidelines for federally funded gain-of-function viral research.
In PNAS this week: de novo mutation patterns among the Amish, an alternative RNA-seq method, and more.