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UW Genomics Researchers Find Genes Linked to Autism in the Exome

Posted by Dylan Fitzwater on Mon, Jul 04, 2011

A team of Genomics Researchers at the University of Washington, Seattle have recently uncovered several sporadic gene mutations in the protein producing areas of the genome, called the exome, that may be linked to autism spectrum disorders. The scientists used the latest molecular biology techniques as well as parallel sequencing to simultaneously examine the exomes of several children with a certain form of autism.

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Tags: WA, Northwest, genome research, WA research, Autism, Exome, Genomics, Univ of Washington

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