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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.  


In Nature this week: new class of base editors, additional breast cancer risk loci, and more.

In Cell this week: post-treatment changes to melanoma genome, multi-omics analysis of muscle-invasive bladder cancer, and more.

The Philosopher's DNA

The Telegraph reports that philosopher Jeremy Bentham is to have his DNA tested.

Researchers have increased their estimate of the heritability of ASD to 83 percent based on a reanalysis of their prior study of Swedish families.

The grants include awards for projects using genetics to identify differences in how ASD affects boys versus girls, and how to improve treatments.

Researchers found 7 percent of mutations in children's DNA could be traced to postzygotic mosaic mutations present early in their parents' embryonic development.

Investigators identified ties between autism spectrum disorder and mitochondrial haplogroups in mtDNA variant data from nearly 1,000 ASD-affected families.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.