autistic disorder

Princeton University researchers uncovered hundreds of candidate autism risk genes and validated them in a large sequencing study.

The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative developed a web-based framework enabling patients and families to enroll and submit DNA samples from their homes.

Researchers characterized structural variants using whole-genome sequence data for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their unaffected siblings and parents. 

This Week in Nature

In Nature this week: variants linked to autism may also influence social behaviors across the population, and more.

A new analysis uncovered overlap between common and de novo variants contributing to ASD and those associated with behavioral traits in the broader population.

The Simons Simplex Collection of genomic data from 2,600 simplex autism families is accessible through WuXi NextCode's cloud-based database.

The Geisinger Health System team found 241 genes, including 17 new ones, which could be related to autism, schizophrenia, and other disorders.

In Genome Biology this week: height-mediated mate choice genetics, method for predicting pathogenic mutations, and more.

Illumina's BaseSpace cloud will host 5,000 genomes of individuals with autism and their families from the National Institute of Mental Health's genetics repository.

This Week in PLOS

In PLOS this week: Chrysochromulina tobin draft genome, genetic heterogeneity in Algerian populations, and more.

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An analysis of UK Biobank data finds hemochromatosis to be more prevalent than thought, according to the BBC.

An analysis finds that female biomedical researchers receive fewer prizes than male ones, and when they do win prizes, they are less prestigious.

In Nature this week: improved genomic analysis using a graph genome reference, tumor mutational burden could predict clinical response to immune checkpoint inhibitors, and more.

Federal researchers tell the Los Angeles Times that the shutdown is causing missed research opportunities as they try to keep their experiments going.