Scientists have at last filled in the missing gaps — an advance likely to inform every aspect of autism genetics research, Eichler says.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Charles Q. Choi
Dozens of rare mutations of unknown effects seen in autistic people cause significant changes to fruit flies, suggesting they are linked to the condition.
Lindsay Shea talks about her work, her “dirt kitchen,” fried sticky buns and why her lab doesn’t have a mascot.
Many autistic children experience language regression for about three months in early childhood, but this lapse does not appear to foretell future communication issues.
Some copy number variants may boost a person’s chances of having autism, but to a lesser extent than previously thought.
A potential new gene therapy delivered via a single injection mimics ratios of proteins normally found in cells.
Audrey Brumback riffs about volunteering in Mexico, having a lab next door to her husband’s and why she sometimes cries at work.
Jolting a bundle of nerve fibers deep in the brain restores learning and memory in mice with mutations of the autism-linked gene CDKL5.
Premature birth is tied to an increased chance of having autism, according to the largest study yet looking for a potential connection.