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  • Neurons made from teeth may aid autism research
    13 November 2013
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    Cells extracted from baby teeth, which fall out on their own, may be better suited than skin cells for making induced neurons to use in autism research, suggests a study published 3 October in PLoS One.

  • Medical record mining helps clarify complex diseases
    6 November 2013
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    Researchers have mined the medical records of more than 100 million people and found close to 3,000 associations between single-gene diseases, such as cystic fibrosis, and complex genetic disorders such as autism. The results were published 26 September in Cell.

  • Spinning system turns stem cells into mini-brains
    30 October 2013
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    Researchers have coaxed human stem cells to develop into simplified mini-brains, with regions resembling discrete brain structures, they reported 19 September in Nature.

  • New sequencing technique may reveal recessive mutations
    23 October 2013
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    A new method of genetic analysis allows researchers to identify regions that are identical on both copies of a chromosome, according to a study published 20 September in Molecular Cytogenetics.

  • Automated tool spies on multiple mice simultaneously
    16 October 2013
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    Researchers have developed software that can automatically track and catalog the behavior of up to four mice at once, according to a study published 16 September in PLoS One.