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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.

The repository will provide phenotypic, proteomic, metabolomic, genomic datasets, treatment protocols, and more from, potentially, 10,000 autism patients and families.

The study will enroll 1,500 subjects, including autistic and typically developing children, to discover and validate biomarkers that may enable earlier diagnosis and better treatment of ASD.

The public-private consortium aims to develop and disseminate stem cell-based technologies and assays to study autism spectrum disorder and other mental health diseases. 

This Week in PNAS

In PNAS this week: regenerative flatworm genome, transmission patterns of autism-linked de novo mutations, and more.

Researchers found that array-based testing and exome sequencing contributed uniquely to ASD diagnosis, and that the diagnostic yield of testing was higher in complex autism cases.

BioTeam has developed a web portal for the MSSNG repository that offers easy access to genomic, phenotype, and clinical data collected through the project.

The study is part of the Biomarkers Consortium, and will include the collection of DNA samples for future genomics research into ASD.

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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.