O'Roak Lab News
NIMH new innovator award recognizes leader in autism researchThe National Institutes of Mental Health has awarded a highly competitive research grant to Brian J. O’Roak, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics in the OHSU School of Medicine. http://www.ohsu.edu/blogs/researchnews/2017/11/13/nimh-new-innovator-award-recognizes-leader-in-autism-research/
Sizeable fraction of autism risk traced to ‘mosaic’ mutations
The findings suggest that these so-called ‘mosaic mutations’ play a bigger role in autism than previously thought. “This number places mosaic mutations as a whole as having a similar contribution as other classes of de novo mutations,” says lead investigator Brian O’Roak... Read More https://spectrumnews.org/news/sizeable-fraction-autism-risk-traced-mosaic-mutations/?utm_source=Copy+of+Spectrum+News+%28Daily+Report%29&utm_campaign=022047ea09-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_09_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_5d6f652fd5-022047ea09-168425737
Read the most recent O'Roak Lab publication!
Exonic Mosaic Mutations Contribute Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder, published in September's issue of the American Journal of Human Genetics... Read More
New Genetic Risk Factor for Autism Spectrum Disorder Identified
NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – An international team led by Oregon Health and Science University researchers has identified new genetic risk factors for developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD). They noted that a small percentage of gene mutations in parents can lead to an extremely high frequency of genetic mutations that cause ASD in children... Read More https://www.genomeweb.com/genetic-research/new-genetic-risk-factor-autism-spectrum-disorder-identified