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Two new resources catalog how DNA variants affect gene expression in the brain; one of the resources also focuses on chemical modifications to chromosomes. The projects could help reveal how variants contribute to conditions such as autism. The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project details the e…
12 hours ago · From Spectrum News
People with autism who have rare, damaging mutations tend to have low scores on intelligence tests. The unpublished results, presented yesterday at the 2017 American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, suggest that these mutations contribute to the risk of autism with intel…
12 hours ago · From Spectrum News
The exact cause is unknown, but there are some things you can do.Source: The Autism Site
12 hours ago · From The Autism Site
The U.S. Congress finally seems ready to take action on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) after funding lapsed on 30 September. Before the deadline, lawmakers were busy grappling with the failed repeal of the Affordable Care Act. CHIP covers 9 million children in the United States. But…
Yesterday · From Spectrum News
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Yesterday · From Spectrum News
by Heather Galloway As a “girl” with autism, the subject of girls and autism is dear to my heart. In spite of the questions I get about girls and autism, until now, I hadn’t prepared an adequate response. I simply told people what it was like for me and gave a really general answer. So, I decided to…
Yesterday · From The Art of Autism
It doesn't come naturally — patience is something every parent has to learn to develop and cultivate.Source: The Autism Site
Yesterday · From The Autism Site
"Sometimes the most rewarding part of the job is putting a smile back on the faces of victims."Source: The Autism Site
Yesterday · From The Autism Site
A reanalysis of data from more than 2 million children in Sweden suggests inherited genetic factors account for 83 percent of autism risk1. A 2014 study using the same dataset pointed to an equal contribution from genetics and the environment, but experts in the field were critical of the findings, …
2 days ago · From Spectrum News
People who have a mutation linked to autism plus a second genetic glitch tend to have more severe symptoms than do those with the autism mutation alone. The findings may help explain why some mutations tied to autism have variable effects and can sometimes turn up in controls. They were presented ye…
2 days ago · From Spectrum News