AI detects a new class of mutations behind autism -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine

AI detects a new class of mutations behind autism

30.05.2019

Image: graphic of disrupted regulation of autism-related genes; Copyright: Troyanskaya lab

Genes predicted to be disrupted by regulatory mutations in people with autism tended to be involved in brain cell functioning and fell into two categories. One category relates to synapses, communication hubs between neurons, and the other relates to chromatin.

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