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Many people harbor large mutations linked to autism

DNA deletions and duplications tied to autism crop up in people without the condition, too.

By Ann Griswold
24 October 2016 | 3 min read

Drug duo may reverse effects of Rett mutations in cells

A pair of existing drugs normalizes the appearance and activity of neurons derived from the skin of individuals with Rett syndrome.

By Ann Griswold
21 October 2016 | 3 min read

‘Synonymous’ mosaic mutations may up autism risk

A type of mutation long thought to be harmless has turned out to play an unexpected role in autism.

By Ann Griswold
20 October 2016 | 4 min read

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