Long genes are over expressed in people with Rett syndrome due to an absence of MeCP2.
Certain brain mutations that cause autism in children affect fetal brain development.
Researchers hope their methods can be used to uncover functional models for other diseases.
While new technology is making it more accessible, the clinical applications of genome sequencing are still being explored.
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) are a group of developmental disorders that pose social, behavioral and communication challenges that range from mild to severe. The CDC estimates that one in every 110 U.S. children have an ASD and approximately 730,000 people aged 0 to 21 years currently live with the disorder. On average, boys are four-…