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NEW YORK – Expanded tandem DNA repeats appear to contribute to the genetics of autism, a new analysis has found. 

Autism spectrum disorder affects 1 in 54 children in the US, and while the condition has a heritability of between 50 percent and 90 percent, genetic variants currently associated with autism account for less risk than expected, suggesting there are other variants to be linked to the condition.

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According to the Wall Street Journal, the Food and Drug Administration may soon issue an Emergency Use Authorization for convalescent plasma to treat COVID-19 patients.

Minnesota police have used genetic genealogy to make an arrest in a 1986 cold case, reports NBC News.

Researchers have used CRISPR-Cas9 to efficiently target a cephalopod pigmentation gene, as they report in Current Biology.

In Science this week: chromatin accessibility of microglia during fetal development, and more.