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Autism-linked mutation may also play role in gastrointestinal problems

Spectrum | 
Mutations in the gene NLGN3, found in some people with autism, alter mice’s gut nervous system, two new studies suggest ...
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CRISPR’s challenge: It’s still easier to subtract genes than it is to add them

The Scientist | 
Almost always, building something is harder than tearing it down. Similarly, knocking in genes poses a greater challenge than knocking ...
How dyslexia affects brain function: It's not just about reading and language

How dyslexia affects brain function: It’s not just about reading and language

Mental Floss | 
Dyslexia is not just about reading, or even language. It’s about something more fundamental: How much can the brain adapt ...
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Family trees may hold key to unlocking mystery of autism, Alzheimer’s risk

Spectrum | 
The standard approach for unearthing genetic variants linked to a particular condition is a genome-wide association study (GWAS). For this ...

CRISPR patent dispute may finally be resolved

New Scientist | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Who owns the biggest ...

Methane reducing genetically modified rice in development

MIT Technology Review | 
Not all climate-change mitigation involves changing human habits. In a paper in Nature, scientists unveiled a new genetically modified rice plant ...

Ancestry following 23andMe into consumer genetics business

MIT Technology Review | 
With the launch of its AncestryHealth website, Ancestry continues to play Microsoft to 23andMe’s Apple. It may not be as ...

Should newborns have their genes sequenced to screen for congenital disorders?

MIT Technology Review | 
For 51 years, newborn babies have gotten a heel-prick test in which their blood is screened for dozens of congenital ...
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