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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. 

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.

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