Dup15q 2012

Chromosome 15 duplications common in autism

About 1 in 500 children referred to genetic testing for undefined developmental delay, intellectual disability, or autism have duplications of the 15q11-13 chromosomal region, according to a new analysis. That makes the region the second most common large genetic alteration linked to autism.

By Emily Singer
30 August 2012 | 4 min read

Researchers eye pigs for modeling autism-related disorder

Researchers plan to develop pig models of Prader-Willi syndrome, an inherited disorder caused by the deletion of an autism-linked region of chromosome 15.

By Emily Singer
13 August 2012 | 2 min read

Researchers home in on dosage effects of 15q11-13 region

Researchers are beginning to tease apart how dosage of genes within the 15q11-13 chromosomal region contributes to autism symptoms.

By Emily Singer
13 August 2012 | 5 min read

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