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 ( 3 )
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.
17 September 2014Comments ( 0 )
Bioengineers have built a donut-shaped scaffold that supports the growth of brain-like tissue, they reported 11 August.
10 September 2014Comments ( 0 )
A new algorithm accurately detects large DNA insertions and deletions in the protein-coding regions of the genome.
3 September 2014Comments ( 2 )
Researchers have put together a set of strategies and computer programs to identify mutations in mitochondrial DNA that contribute to disorders such as autism.