Sensory problems in people with fragile X syndrome may stem from hyperactive neurons, a mouse model study suggests.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Angie Voyles Askham
Mutations in two genes linked to autism and intellectual disability boost the immune response and cause synapse dysfunction.
Even when they share identical genetic backgrounds, mice from separate litters show different patterns of development, according to a new study.
Mutations in POGZ, a gene strongly linked to autism, lead to a signaling imbalance in multiple brain regions in mice, according to two new studies.
Autistic people are at an increased risk for intentional self-harm and death by suicide, but co-occurring psychiatric conditions may drive those behaviors.
Ami Klin wants researchers, clinicians and policymakers to think of autism as something inborn that only predisposes a child to certain traits. Early intervention can change the course of development.
Many people with mutations in the NCKAP1 gene have autism or autism traits, according to a new study spanning seven countries.
A new study pinpoints the genes and cell types that may underlie the atypical brain structure seen in people with genetic conditions linked to autism.
People who have large mutations associated with autism and schizophrenia share atypical patterns of brain connectivity, according to a new study, especially between areas that process sensory information.