New findings hint at why drugs that work in mouse models of fragile X syndrome have not been effective in people.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A molecule made by mitochondria, the energy factories of cells, might help doctors forecast the impact of mutations in a top autism gene.
The largest analysis of sequences from autistic people and their families implicates 184 genes in the condition — nearly doubling the previous estimate.
Forecasts for this year’s Nobel Prizes include several researchers whose work is relevant to autism.
Deleting the mutation from an autism gene may reverse some autism traits in mice, according to a new study. But the results may be a fluke.
Like their neurotypical peers, autistic children like to eat macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets, French fries and hot dogs, but their list of favorites holds some surprises.
Being anemic while pregnant may increase a woman’s chance of having a child with intellectual disability, autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
A behavioral therapy called pivotal response treatment may boost the communication skills of autistic children with language delay better than do standard speech and autism therapies.