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Population study downgrades some copy number variants’ impact on autism

Some copy number variants may boost a person’s chances of having autism, but to a lesser extent than previously thought.

By Charles Q. Choi
28 January 2022 | 5 min read
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From 0 to 60 in 10 years

After a decade of fast-paced discovery, researchers are racing toward bigger datasets, more genes and a deeper understanding of the biology of autism.

By Simon Makin
27 June 2017 | 15 min read

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Persistent protein pairing enables memories to last

The complex of two memory proteins, rather than the individual molecules acting independently, underlie month-long memories in mice, a new study suggests.

By Elissa Welle
17 July 2024 | 5 min read
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Data access changes to UK Biobank stir unease in neuroscientists

“I feel a little bit in limbo,” says neuroscientist Stephanie Noble, who has paused a study using Biobank data after the repository shifted from a data download to a cloud-only access model.

By Calli McMurray
16 July 2024 | 7 min read
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Bumetanide; sex-biased gene expression; racial and ethnic disparities

Here is a roundup of autism-related news and research spotted around the web for the week of 15 July.

By Jill Adams
16 July 2024 | 1 min read