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Autism News Wire

  • Genetic risk for autism stems mostly from common genes

    Published Sunday, July 20, 2014 - 23:09
    ... risk. The research team -- from the Population-Based-Autism Genetics and Environment Study (PAGES) Consortium ... now. With this new study, the researchers believe that autism genetics is beginning to catch up. Led by Roeder ...
  • Researchers find genetic link to autism known as CHD8 mutation

    Published Friday, July 4, 2014 - 20:40
    ... said this is the first time researchers have shown a definitive cause of autism to a genetic mutation. Previously identified ... events. The most commonly researched genetic events associated with autism are chromosomal re-arrangements, called ...
  • Children born to women after fertility treatment at greater risk of psychiatric disorders

    Published Monday, June 30, 2014 - 20:18
    ... mental development disorders including autism spectrum disorders (1.22, ... is known, for example, that psychiatric disorders to some degree have a genetic component. It is perhaps thus likely that that ...
  • Study finds association between maternal exposure to agricultural pesticides

    Published Monday, June 23, 2014 - 17:21
    ... of earlier research that has reported associations between having a child with autism and prenatal exposure to agricultural chemicals in California ... in the Northern California-based Childhood Risk of Autism from Genetics and the Environment (CHARGE) Study. The study ...
  • Father's age influences rate of evolution

    Published Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:57
    ... from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and the Biomedical Primate research Centre in ... in a number of disorders including schizophrenia and autism. The study found that the number of new ...
  • Children with autism have elevated levels of steroid hormones in the womb

    Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014 - 06:36
    ... down may be particularly important in explaining how genetic risk factors for autism get expressed. Dr ... gestation as a key period when important genetic risk mechanisms for autism are working together to be expressed ...
  • Mice with 'mohawks' help scientists link autism to 2 biological pathways in brain

    Published Monday, May 26, 2014 - 19:37
    ... bred hundreds of mice with a suspect genetic mutation tied to autism spectrum disorders. Almost ... for treating a disease like autism, you have to get to the underlying genetic roots of its dysfunctional behaviors ...
  • Environmental factors as important as genes in understanding autism

    Published Monday, May 5, 2014 - 12:27
    ... separate measures of autism risk -- heritability, which is the proportion of risk in the population that can be attributed to genetic factors ... level, the risk of autism increases according to how close you are genetically to other relatives with autism. We can now provide ...
  • Scripps Florida scientists find connection between gene mutation, key symptoms of autism

    Published Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:18
    ... ahead of print by the journal Human Molecular Genetics. Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder ... with broad or selective deficits in tests of autism-relevant behaviors in genetically altered mice. The team ...
  • What gave us the advantage over extinct types of humans?

    Published Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 12:20
    ... our most recent evolution. Among those genetic pattern changes, many are expressed in ... linked to diseases like Alzheimer's disease, autism and schizophrenia, suggesting that these recent changes in ...