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In Nature this week: whole-genome sequencing of plasma DNA to study cancer gene expression, and more.

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

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. 

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.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.