An annotated list of candidate genes for autism

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Risky evolution

Humans may be uniquely prone to duplications and deletions on chromosome 16 that lead to autism.  
Conference News

Regulatory region

Much of the genetic risk for autism may be hidden in regulatory regions of the genome, not just in coding regions.
Blog

Knowledge gap

There is an urgent need for psychiatrists trained to care for individuals with autism, says Matthew Siegel.
Toolbox

Matching data

An analysis of large genetic deletions or duplications paired with gene sequences identifies candidate genes.
Cross Talk

Early perspectives

The promise of a new therapy for infants with signs of autism raises questions about early intervention.
Blog

Missing difference

Two new studies report that there are no detectable differences between boys and girls with autism.
Toolbox

Gene interactions

A new database stores details about gene interactions in the developing mouse brain and spinal cord.
Cross Talk

Common views

New estimates on the role of common mutations in autism raise questions about how to parse genetic risk.
In Brief

Altered tags

Children who have autism may have atypical patterns of chemical tags on DNA in autism-linked genes.
Conference news

Much of the genetic risk for autism may be hidden in regulatory regions of the genome, not just in coding regions.

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Viewpoint

It is a good time for researchers to consider the best practices for assessing autism mouse models.

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What we know

Gerald Fischbach provides an overview of the current state of autism research and key future steps.

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Q & A

Geneticist Joseph Cubells is revisiting a Chinese study to determine whether folate decreases autism risk.

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Cross Talk

The promise of a new therapy for infants with signs of autism raises questions about early intervention.
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Webinar

Watch the replay of David Amaral and Alison Singer’s webinar on the potential of postmortem brain research for understanding autism.
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Lecture

On 29 October, Dan Littman will describe how intestinal bacteria affect immune system cell functioning, potentially contributing to systemic inflammation and autism.
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SfN 2014

Join us 17 November at SfN 2014 for an evening of food, conversation and new data.
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