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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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The UK and the European Union have come to a sticking point in the negotiation of how the UK might remain involved in the Horizon Europe research program, the Guardian reports.

The New York Times reports that experts pushed during a meeting of an FDA advisory board for the agency to require more safety data from SARS-CoV-2 vaccine trials.

The Washington Post reports Moderna expects that it will have enough data on its candidate SARS-CoV-2 vaccine to submit to regulatory authorities by mid-November.

In Science this week: ANXA11 variants affect calcium homeostasis and stress granule disassembly in ALS, and more.