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NEW YORK – Although the majority of de novo contributors to autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are being uncovered, there appear to be many inherited risk variants that remain undetected, according investigators who searched for both types of variants in a large set of ASD-affected families enrolled through the Simons Foundation's "Simons Powering Autism Research " (SPARK) project.

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A Harvard-led team reprogrammed DNA methylation patterns of mice with eye problems to restore their sight, AFP reports.

A man in India is suing the Serum Institute of India, saying that he suffered serious side effects from a vaccine it is testing, but the institute has rejected those claims, the Economic Times reports.

The New York Times reports Moderna is planning a clinical trial of its SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in children.

In Nature this week: Readfish tool for targeted nanopore sequencing, genomic diversity of barley and wheat, and more.

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Sponsored by
Tecan

CRISPR has developed into a core tool to facilitate genome editing, inspiring transformative ideas in engineering biology. 

Dec
10
Sponsored by
Illumina

Numerous companies now offer non-invasive prenatal screening (testing), many on different technology platforms.