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Neurological & Psychological Disorders

News on research and diagnostic developments in neuroscience.

The researchers found that dark regions impact more than 700 protein-coding genes and also identified a novel mutation in a known Alzheimer's disease gene.

The new grant will be used to conduct whole-exome sequencing on 1,000 children participating in an autism spectrum disorder study for the purposes of biomarker development.

The firm is validating two biomarkers that it hopes will stratify patients for its investigational drug for pediatric minimally verbal autism.

A small but significant proportion of autism spectrum disorder cases — particularly those occurring in females — appeared to involve biallelic loss-of function or missense mutations.

Using exome data from Alzheimer's disease cases and controls with or without the APOE4 risk allele, investigators identified potential risk-stratifying variants.

Three genetic testing companies form a coalition to influence how Congress considers genetic privacy, The Hill reports.

University of California, San Diego researchers investigate how skin care products influence the skin microbiome, Scientific American reports.

The Wall Street Journal examines billing codes used by uBiome.

In PNAS this week: links between lung adenocarcinoma and lncRNA, algorithm to impute and cluster Hi-C interaction profiles from single cells, and more.