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NEW YORK – Infants with high polygenic risk scores for autism spectrum disorder exhibit traits associated with the condition, a new study has found.

Autism spectrum disorder is highly heritable and both rare and common variants are associated with it. Signs of autism spectrum disorder typically begin to manifest by three or four years of age, but as that is after a time of accelerated brain development, scientists are searching for ways to spot those at risk at an early age when interventions may be the most effective.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute will be requiring its researchers to publish their work so it is immediately accessible to the public, ScienceInsider writes.

The Huffington Post reports that Francis Collins, the director of the US National Institutes of Health, has urged Americans to recommit to reason.

About 150 million rapid coronavirus tests purchased by the US federal government are to be distributed to nursing homes, colleges, and the states, according to the New York Times.

In Nature this week: multi-omic analysis of Alzheimer's disease brain samples, de novo assembly of a diploid potato, and more.

Oct
08
Sponsored by
Genecentric

This webinar, Part 3 of the “Advances in RNA-based Biomarker Development for Precision Oncology” webinar series sponsored by GeneCentric Therapeutics, will discuss novel and emerging applications of RNA-based genomic analysis in precision oncology, form characterizing the tumor microenvironment to informing the development of immuno-oncology treatments.

Oct
20
Sponsored by
Stilla

This webinar will discuss a new method that relies on Crystal digital PCR from Stilla Technologies to monitor chimerism in patients after stem cell transplantation, which is a key part of surveillance for impending clinical relapse.

Nov
11
Sponsored by
Illumina

Selective breeding represents an efficient approach to increase production of aquaculture species by means of improving traits, such as rapid growth, product quality, and disease resistance.