22 October 2014Comments ( 0 )
A new online database called Braineac details how variations in DNA sequence shape gene expression in the human brain.
15 October 2014Comments ( 0 )
Combining analysis of large deletions or duplications in the genome with sequences from protein-coding regions can identify new syndromes, as well as the mutations that cause those disorders, according to a report published 14 September in Nature Genetics.
8 October 2014Comments ( 0 )
A new online resource called MouseID Genes stores information about gene interactions in the developing mouse brain and spinal cord.
1 October 2014Comments ( 0 )
CRISPR, the genetic tool that cuts and pastes DNA, can eliminate specific proteins at the points of connection between neurons. The method, described 3 September in Neuron, could help researchers determine the role of those proteins in brain signaling.
24 September 2014Comments ( 2 )
A method for measuring myelin, the protective sheath around neurons, indicates that there is less of it in the brains of people with autism than in those of controls.