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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.

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.

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Nature News reports that gene therapy approaches are tackling sickle cell disease, but that the cost of treatment is a concern.

The Washington Post reports that a US Senate committee voted this week to approve the nomination of Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

One gene regulates hundreds of others to influence facial development, according to New Scientist.

In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.