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Origins and functional impact of copy number variation in the human genome
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It is concluded that the heritability void left by genome-wide association studies will not be accounted for by common CNVs, and 30 loci with CNVs that are candidates for influencing disease susceptibility are identified.
Structural variation of chromosomes in autism spectrum disorder.
Functional impact of global rare copy number variation in autism spectrum disorders
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The genome-wide characteristics of rare (<1% frequency) copy number variation in ASD are analysed using dense genotyping arrays to reveal many new genetic and functional targets in ASD that may lead to final connected pathways.
Gene Expression Elucidates Functional Impact of Polygenic Risk for Schizophrenia
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It is shown that schizophrenia is polygenic and the utility of this resource of gene expression and its genetic regulation for mechanistic interpretations of genetic liability for brain diseases is highlighted.
Contribution of SHANK3 mutations to autism spectrum disorder.
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The combined data provide support that haploinsufficiency of SHANK3 can cause a monogenic form of autism in sufficient frequency to warrant consideration in clinical diagnostic testing.
Mutations in the SHANK2 synaptic scaffolding gene in autism spectrum disorder and mental retardation
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Using microarrays, de novo copy number variations in the SHANK2 synaptic scaffolding gene in two unrelated individuals with autism-spectrum disorder (ASD) and mental retardation are identified, further link common genes between ASD and intellectual disability.
Convergence of Genes and Cellular Pathways Dysregulated in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Identifying Signatures of Natural Selection in Tibetan and Andean Populations Using Dense Genome Scan Data
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The results indicate that several key HIF-regulatory and targeted genes are responsible for adaptation to high altitude in Andeans and Tibetans, and several different chromosomal regions are implicated in the putative response to selection.
Transcriptome-wide isoform-level dysregulation in ASD, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder
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This work integrated genotypes and RNA sequencing in brain samples from 1695 individuals with autism spectrum disorder, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder, as well as controls to identify causal drivers and define a mechanistic basis for the composite activity of genetic risk variants.
A genome-wide scan for common alleles affecting risk for autism
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In one of four primary association analyses, the association signal for marker rs4141463, located within MACROD2, crossed the genome-wide association significance threshold of P < 5 × 10−8 and, consistent with the winner's curse, its effect size in the replication sample was much smaller.
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