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   New study advances the understanding of genetic basis of autismNew study advances the understanding of genetic basis of autism
 
A new study of genes underlying neurodevelopmental differences has uncovered more than 70 that are very strongly associated with autism and more than 250 with strong links to the condition.
 
   CRISPR genome-editing technology can be used as a tool to discover RNA therapeutics for lung cancerCRISPR genome-editing technology can be used as a tool to discover RNA therapeutics for lung cancer
 
An international team of scientists have demonstrated for the first time that CRISPR genome-editing technology can be used as a tool to find new gene therapies for lung cancer.
 
 Three genetic mutations seen in individuals with KCNMA1-linked channelopathy successfully mirrored in mice
 
Three genetic mutations seen in individuals with KCNMA1-linked channelopathy successfully mirrored in miceThree genetic alterations associated with a rare seizure and a movement disorder primarily found in children were successfully mirrored in mice and their symptoms treated, in a new study from a University of Maryland School of Medicine researcher, Andrea Meredith, PhD, Professor of Physiology and her collaborators.
 
 
 Strong facial similarity in people is linked with shared genetic variants
 
Strong facial similarity in people is linked with shared genetic variantsA collection of photos of genetically unrelated lookalikes, along with DNA analysis, revealed that strong facial similarity is associated with shared genetic variants.
 
 
 Do Your Genetics Determine Your Intelligence?
 
Do Your Genetics Determine Your Intelligence?Intelligence is a trait that can predict important occupational, educational, and health outcomes more strongly than other factors, but is it related to your genetics?
 
 
 Epistasis leads to the reduction in genetic barrier to COVID-19 neutralizing antibody escape
 
Epistasis leads to the reduction in genetic barrier to COVID-19 neutralizing antibody escapeA new study addresses the important question of how the SARS-CoV-2 virus would evolve in the future to be able to escape diverse and broadly neutralizing antibodies.
 
 
 Novel method maps all gene expression patterns to a single reference embryo
 
Novel method maps all gene expression patterns to a single reference embryoYears of work by Trinity College Dublin developmental biologists in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh’s MRC Human Genetics Unit has resulted in an unparalleled resource that will help researchers assess how key genes control the differentiation of tissues and organs in developing embryos.