NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – In Nature Genetics, researchers from Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas, and elsewhere described point mutations that can truncate an imprinted gene called MAGEL2, causing autism spectrum disorder and features found in Prader-Willi syndrome.

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