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The company is collaborating with hospitals to implement sequencing and machine learning approaches to pinpoint the molecular etiology of autism earlier in age.

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: analytical method for assessing shared variants, treatment targets in hereditary pancreatic cancer, and more.

Oversight Uncovered

Spectrum News reports that a group has uncovered a statistical flaw in a recent paper linking new genes to autism or developmental delay.

The consortium is collecting data from different omics streams for a cohort of individuals with autism spectrum disorders with the long-term goal of improving treatment.

In Genome Biology this week: genes linked to Hirschsprung disease, structural variant patterns in autism, and more.

One team examined single-nucleotide variation, indels, and copy-number variations in ASD, while the other focused on large structural variations.

Advantage, But Risk

Yale researchers find that autism risk-linked genes are also associated with increased cognitive ability, according to the Independent.

Two studies described de novo gene mutations involved in autism spectrum disorder and other neurodevelopmental conditions, while weeding out unrelated changes.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: signs of positive selection at autism-linked variants, gut microbiome difference between active and sedentary women, and more.

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: Plasmodium genomes and evolution, novel developmental disorder loci, and more.

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Wired reports on how genetic genealogy's use in forensics has exploded in the year since an arrest in the Golden State Killer case was made.

Retraction Watch reports that the increase in retracted papers at a journal is due to more resources there to tackle publication ethics.

New York City has settled with a forensic scientist who was fired after questioning a DNA testing approach used by the medical examiner's office, the New York Times reports.

In Nature this week: technique for measuring replication fork movement, WINTHER trial results, and more.