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They found that hippocampal long-term potentiation triggered changes in protein signaling, including to a number of proteins linked to these disorders.

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In Nature this week: loci linked to major depressive disorder, and more.

A comparative genomic study identified human-specific duplications at a chromosome 16p11.2 region implicated in autism and other conditions.

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.

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Bloomberg reports that the DNA-for-cash deal reported in Kentucky might be a more widespread scam.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists have treated infants with X-linked severe combined immunodeficiency using gene therapy in an early phase study.

St. Louis Public Radio reports that some African Americans are turning to DNA ancestry testing to help guide genealogical searches.

In Nature this week: a genomic analysis of the snailfish Pseudoliparis swirei, ancient DNA analysis gives insight into the introduction of farming to England, and more.