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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Two new Nature studies by independent research groups catalogued and characterized the role that rare, protein-coding mutations or variants play in autism spectrum disorder.

For one of the studies, the Broad Institute's Mark Daly, Joseph Buxbaum from Mount Sinai's Icahn School of Medicine, and their colleagues did exome sequencing on 3,871 individuals with ASD.

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A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.

Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.

In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."

In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.

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