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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.

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

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

In Cell this week: study of circadian rhythms and the gut microbiome, zygotic reprogramming repair processes, and more.

University of Pennsylvania researchers found that patients with autism had a greater mutational burden in essential genes than their unaffected siblings.

In Nature this week: genome-wide transcriptome analysis of brain samples from people with autism spectrum disorder, flounder genome, and more.

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A man has confessed to the rape and murder of developmental biologist Suzanne Eaton, according to the New York Times.

The Irish Times reports that US lawmakers and law enforcement agencies are concerned about ties between the US and Chinese genomics firms.

Parents of children with spinal muscular atrophy tell the Washington Post they are pushing to get insurance coverage of Novartis's Zolgensma.

In PNAS this week: gene mutations in individuals with syndromic craniosynostosis, putative colorectal cancer drivers, and more.