Study says spontaneous rare mutations in genes responsible for half of autism cases

Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y. — A team of researchers from the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York found a genetic analysis that supports prediction that about half of autism cases involve spontaneous rare mutations in genes— rather than several common mutations that, collectively, inflict devastating effects to an individual, as commonly believed by many. […]

The Week In Review: Latest Research into Autism

Study discovers novel gene regulating Autism Molecular Autism published a new study on 1st July that was led by Valerie Hu, Prof. Biochemistry & molecular medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Valerie has and her team have discovered that a gene, discovered by her group in 2010, regulates many […]

Autism Research Review – January 2013

Autism-inducing variant genes discovered A new research funded by The Autism Genetic Resource Exchange (AGRE) revealed on 14th Jan, 2013 the discovery of 25 CNVs or Copy Number Variations. These are duplicated extra or missing codes of DNA that are seen in few autistic patients. The CNVs are thought to be capable of increasing the […]

Autism Research: Jan 30, 2015 Week in Review

Largest autism study finds siblings don’t share most autism genes The largest-ever study conducted on the autism genome came up with some shocking results this week. The study led by Dr. Stephen Scherer of Autism Speaks found that siblings with autism did not share most of the autism-linked genes. The study comes as a huge […]

Autism Research Review – June 2013

Protein causing Autism linked to specific behaviours Nature Neuroscience published a study led by Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau on June 3rd. Using mice model in a laboratory, the team lead by Dr. Carlos found that mice that lacker fmr1 gene, showed some of the same symptoms of the Fragile X Syndrome like impaired social interaction and […]

The Hereditary Link to Autism

Autism is generally a complex developmental disability that causes physical and mental problems within the victim. Studies by scientists and researchers have showed that this condition is the result of a neurological disorder which quite adversely affects the normal brain functioning of an individual and also very deeply and intensely affects the victim’s capability of […]

Press Release – Zebrafish model gives new insight on autism spectrum disorder

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (May 27, 2015) – Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurological condition that affects approximately two percent of people around the world. Although several genes have been linked to multiple concurring conditions of ASD, the process that explains how specific genetic variants lead to behaviors characteristic of the disorder remains elusive. Now, […]