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.
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 New York Times looks at companies using genomic tools to try to quickly identify the cause of patients' infections.
The White House has asked for $2.5 billion in funding to address the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the Associated Press.
A resignation at the Marine Biological Laboratory highlights that institutions are unsure of how to handle researchers previously found to have violated codes of conduct, Nature News says.
In PNAS this week: immune responses that affect heart transplant rejection risk, gene variants associated with thiopurine toxicity, and more.