BC Week In Review | Aug 13, 2012
Company News

Sigma-Aldrich, Autism Speaks deal

Sigma-Aldrich's Sigma Advanced Genetic Engineering (SAGE) Labs initiative and the advocacy group expanded a 2010 deal to develop rat models with modified autism-associated genes. Under the expansion, the partners will generate rat knockout models with...
BC Innovations | Oct 20, 2011
Distillery Techniques

Technology: Disease models

This week in techniques Approach Summary Licensing status Publication and contact information Disease models Mouse model for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) Cntnap2 (contactin associated protein-like 2) knockout mice could be useful models for ASD. The...
BC Innovations | Oct 20, 2011
Tools & Techniques

Mouse models of autism

U.S. researchers have engineered mouse strains that model three relatively common genetic causes of autism spectrum disorder. 1-3 The mice could help researchers figure out the similarities and differences between various forms of ASD and...
BioCentury | Nov 1, 2010
Tools & Techniques

Arrayed Against Early Autism

LineaGen Inc. hopes to parlay its efforts to identify rare autism-linked genetic variants into a testing business built around a microarray-based autism spectrum disorder diagnostic. The company recently launched its firststepDX autism testing kit, a...
BC Innovations | Jun 24, 2010
Targets & Mechanisms

Common ground in autism and epilepsy

A pair of studies has identified rare genomic copy number variants associated with both autism and epilepsy, suggesting there might be common mechanisms behind both diseases. 1,2 The most immediate application of the findings could...
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