An imbalance in the number of excitatory neurons in early brain development may account for the difference.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Charles Q. Choi
The new tool could help clinicians diagnose autism in children younger than 3, the findings show.
The findings in rhesus macaque monkeys may provide clues to sex differences in the heredity of social behavior in people.
The new devices, which monitor neural activity from within blood vessels, show long-term stability in rats and could one day deliver electrical stimulation.
The newfound DNA-cutting enzyme, called Fanzor, can be programmed to edit the human genome and could prove easier to deliver to cells than current CRISPR tools.
A new technique used to create see-through rodents can help scientists analyze how the nervous system interacts with other body systems.
The variants are associated with slight differences in measures of intelligence, income and employment, but the relationship may not be causal.
The discovery could help clinicians diagnose children who carry mutations in the gene, called SCN2A, and gauge their responses to potential therapies.
The gene-editing advances make it easier to target specific tissues in mice and detect off-target effects.
Experiments offer clues to why certain mutations are associated with autism in some people and not others.