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New study of heart defects and autism identifies causative genes

By studying genetic data from people born with congenital heart disease or autism, researchers have uncovered almost two dozen genes […]

Specific form of autism caused by neuronal alteration

Researchers have identified a form of autism that is caused by the presence of an excessive number of synapses in […]

Researchers have revealed novel ultra-rare risk genes for autism

Researchers have identified ultra-rare, likely gene-disruptive variants unique to autism families, revealing 28 novel candidate risk genes. The genetics of […]

Certain gene variations are related to both autism (ASD) and schizophrenia

A recent study has revealed underlying genetic mechanisms behind some of the shared cognitive impairments in both autism spectrum disorder […]

Biomarkers in mother’s plasma predicts autism

Using machine learning, researchers have identified several patterns of maternal autoantibodies highly associated with the diagnosis and severity of autism. […]

Biomarkers found in sperm linked to autism

Biomarkers in human sperm have been found to indicate a propensity to autism spectrum disorder in the fathers’ offspring. Autism […]

Study finds expanded tandem repeats contribute to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 54 children in the US and is associated with a heritability between 50-90%. […]

World of Genomics: Qatar

With the upcoming FIFA World Cup being hosted in Qatar, our latest World of Genomics takes us to the Persian […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: The Genetics of Speech and Language – Dianne Newbury, Senior Lecturer

Dr Dianne Newbury is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at Oxford Brookes University, UK. Dianne’s research focusses on speech and […]

Genome Giants: Stephen Scherer, Director, The Centre for Applied Genomics, SickKids

Stephen Scherer is a Canadian scientist who founded Canada’s first human genome centre, the Centre for Applied Genomics (TCAG) at […]