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Genetic registry SPARK scores first victory by pinpointing new autism-linked genes

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An analysis of genetic sequences from nearly 500 people with autism and their relatives has linked 13 new genes to ...
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‘Wearable sensors’ could provide early warning system for aggressive autism traits

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In one corner of the classroom, rocking back and forth, sits Julio, 16. Julio was not always aggressive. He was ...
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Experimental ‘preemptive’ therapy fails to improve autism traits in study

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An experimental behavioral therapy delivered by parents does not improve autism traits in babies who screen positive for the condition, ...
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Genetic study sheds light on heritability of autism risk

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A new analysis of DNA from more than 20,000 people with autism identifies 12 regions in the genome that harbor ...
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Autism linked to the nerves that regulate heart rate

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The part of the nervous system that regulates heart rate and breathing is involved in autism, a new study suggests ...
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Mapping autism’s genetic origins through massive analysis offers new research tool

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The largest genetic analysis of postmortem brain tissue to date has yielded maps of when and where genes are turned ...
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Autism and chemical messenger receptors: Study challenges popular theory

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New results from brain scans of adults with autism are at odds with the popular theory that autism involves weak ...
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Tracing the impact of genetics on autism

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Autism is more heritable than anorexia, alcohol dependence, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to an analysis of data from nearly ...
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Searching for signs of autism in early infant behavior

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Fearfulness and shyness in babies and toddlers predict features of autism at age 7, according to a new study. But ...
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Increased autism risk linked to maternal high blood pressure and diabetes

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Children born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant are at an increased risk of autism, ...
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Paternal connection: Some autism-linked mutations may come from unaffected fathers

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Some children with autism carry rare mutations in DNA segments that flank genes and control their expression—and they tend to ...
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Autism shares gene expression pathways with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

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Gene expression patterns in the brains of people with autism are similar to those of people who have schizophrenia or ...
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Brains of people with autism share distinct genetic ‘signature’

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The brains of people with autism show a distinct molecular signature, according to the largest-yet postmortem study of people with ...