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Sperm test could predict odds of fathering child with autism

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Some men who have an autistic child carry mutations linked to the condition only in their sperm, according to a ...
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Autism may share genetic links to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and other psychiatric disorders

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Some of the inherited variants implicated in autism also increase the odds of other conditions, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression ...
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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