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Gene linked to multiple forms of autism may boost risk of death from seizures

Mice with extra copies of UBE3A, a gene linked to autism and related conditions, are susceptible to death from seizures.

By Nicholette Zeliadt
18 July 2019 | 3 min read

Ultrasensitive blood test may detect autism mutations in utero

A blood test can accurately detect whether a fetus carries large mutations of the kind linked to autism, according to pilot-study results.

By Nicholette Zeliadt
18 July 2019 | 3 min read

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