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New Autism-Causing Variant Identified

Using a novel approach that homes in on rare families severely affected by autism, a team of researchers has identified a new genetic cause of the disease. The rare genetic variant may offer important insights into the root causes of autism.

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Eye on Biomedical Discovery

The Hamilton Smith Award for Innovative Research

The Hamilton Smith Award for Innovative Research will support the research of junior faculty members in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Institute for Basic Biomedical Sciences. The award honors the accomplishments of Nobel Prize winner Hamilton Smith, who discovered DNA-cutting restriction enzymes as a young researcher at Johns Hopkins. That finding proved pivotal to modern biomedical research.


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