Genetics

De novo mutations provide new genetic clues for schizophrenia

De novo mutations – genetic errors that are present in patients but not in their parents – are more frequent in schizophrenic patients than in normal individuals, according to an international group of scientists ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Genetic study of heart defects and autism finds new causative genes

Researchers identified almost two dozen genes that contribute to heart defects by studying genetic data from people born with congenital heart disease or autism. Hongyu Zhao of Yale University and colleagues developed a new ...

Genetics

Discovery of new genetic causes of male infertility

Infertility—the failure to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse—affects one in every six couples worldwide, and the man is implicated in about half of these cases. Despite the known importance of genetic factors ...

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