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CHOP scientist fingers a key gene involved in autism

A top genomics expert at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) says that variations in the RANBP1 gene disrupt brain signaling, offering a new target for subtypes of severe autism and other neurological diseases.

NIH commits $313M over four years to sequencing genomics of human disease

The National Institutes of Health has launched a program to explore the role of genomics in common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke and autism. This program has gained a commitment for $313 million in NIH funding from various agencies over the next four years.

Allergan scoops up some CNS drugs as its $160B Pfizer merger pends

Allergan, seeking to burnish its reputation in R&D, bought into some early-stage treatments for autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder as it prepares to join forces with Pfizer in a massive merger.

Illumina to make 5,000-genome autism database available through BaseSpace

Illumina is to make a 5,000-genome autism database available through BaseSpace. The deal will enable researchers to analyze the genomes of people with autism and their families using tools built into Illumina's cloud computing platform.

JAMA: Two genetic tests, not one, could work better at diagnosing autism

As researchers look for innovative ways to diagnose children with autism, scientists are revealing new evidence showing the efficacy of using two genetic tests together to screen for the disorder.

JAMA: Two genetic tests, not one, could work better at diagnosing autism

As researchers look for innovative ways to diagnose children with autism, scientists are revealing new evidence showing the efficacy of using two genetic tests together to screen for the disorder.

NIH provides $28M to study autism biomarkers via its Biomarkers Consortium

The National Institutes of Health is providing $28 million over the next four years to fund research into autism biomarkers, such as eye tracking, automated recordings of behavior and speech, and measures of brain activity via electroencephalogram under its public-private Biomarkers Consortium.

NIH provides $28M to study autism biomarkers via its Biomarkers Consortium

The National Institutes of Health is providing $28 million over the next four years to fund research into autism biomarkers, such as eye tracking, automated recordings of behavior and speech, and measures of brain activity via electroencephalogram under its public-private Biomarkers Consortium.

Startup Akili partners with nonprofit Autism Speaks to test video game

Akili Interactive Labs has partnered with the nonprofit Autism Speaks to conduct a clinical trial of its cognitive assessment and personalized treatment video game.

Genetic error highlights a new approach to Fragile X syndrome

Investigators say that a single mutation in the gene linked to Fragile X--which is the largest single-gene cause of autism--can be tied to specific symptoms of the disease, suggesting that a new approach to treating the disease could work where others have failed.