Of nine genetic models examined in a new study, all had some incidence of cardiac abnormalities. But the problems varied widely depending on the affected genes.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
This week we’re back with tweets unrelated to the first in-person gathering of the International Society for Autism Research (INSAR) in more than three years, which ended a week ago yesterday. Well, for the most part. Some conference-goers on social media are still lamenting the spread of COVID-19 at the meeting. News of post-INSAR positive […]
This edition plots school suspensions and the unemployment gap for autistic people, and charts outcomes for those who attend regular health checks.
Increased white-matter maturation tracks with stronger language abilities later in childhood, but the relationship with cortical thickness is less clear.
Mice with a mutated copy of SHANK3 fail to establish normal sleep patterns during development.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology published the first repository of vocalizations from minimally verbal autistic people. Those with few or no spoken words still produce a range of phonemes, or units of sound, that may serve as developmental markers or intervention targets.
The findings contradict a previous study, whose design may have been biased to find an effect.
The findings, based on Swedish national registry data, suggest a critical need to expand mental health services for autistic people.
The gene, YTHDF2, may be one of several that contribute to an autism subtype marked by an unusually big brain.