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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.

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. 

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.

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Russian CRISPR researcher moves along with plans to ultimately alter the genes of embryos of deaf couples, though awaits regulatory approval, Nature News reports.

University of California, San Francisco, researchers have uncovered a gene mutations that appears to make a father-son duo more efficient sleepers.

NPR reports a large health insurer has begun to cover some pharmacogenetic tests for psychiatric drugs.

In PLOS this week: genome-wide association study of non-syndromic orofacial cleft subtypes, epigenetic and transcriptomic analysis of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, and more.