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Epigenetics study helps focus search for autism risk factors

By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane Office of Research SPOKANE, Wash. – Scientists have long tried to pin down the causes of autism spectrum disorder. Recent studies have expanded the search for genetic links from identifying genes toward epigenetics, the study of factors that control gene expression and looks at chemical modifications of DNA and […]

Software improves ability to catalog bacterial pathogens

PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have developed a new software tool that will improve scientists’ ability to identify and understand bacterial strains and accelerate vaccine development.