Researchers have identified the first common genetic risk variants for ASD. The study, which also reveals specific genetics differences in clinical subgroups of autism, may help in providing more precise diagnoses for those on the autism spectrum.
When people carry the Alzheimer's associated APOE4 gene, oligodendrocytes fail to transport fatty molecules to wrap neurons that make brain circuitry connections. This deficit of myelin may contribute to the pathology and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
Using a reverse genetics system, researchers have engineered a labeled version of the SARS-CoV-2, which turns cells green when they become infected with the virus. The technology can significantly help reduce the length of time needed to evaluate developing COVID-19 vaccines and bring them to market sooner.
Researchers have identified a new syndrome that appears to cause intellectual disabilities.
Epigenetic changes in genes associated with aggression and addiction that are present at birth could be linked to later behavioral problems in children, a new study reports.
The longer the lifespan of a species, the slower the rate of mutations occur. The findings support the long-standing theory that somatic mutations play a role in aging.