Recent Twitter threads explore a new approach to autism diagnosis, a mysterious genetic region and social determinants of health.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Few autistic people undergo the recommended genetic testing for their condition, and test results often do not make their way into public databases, where researchers and clinicians can learn from them.
The rare variants are also linked to ADHD and Tourette syndrome, two other conditions that disproportionately affect boys and men.
Two threads pose intriguing neuroscience questions; plus a criminal-justice policy brief.
Mice missing the autism-linked SHANK2 and SHANK3 genes in their retrosplenial cortex have trouble distinguishing between novel and familiar mice.
Compared with their unaffected siblings and unrelated controls, children with autism harbor more copy number variants in genes that govern the circadian cycle or are associated with insomnia.
Threads on a GoogleMap for the brain and guidance on communicating with autistic people in a health-care setting garnered gobs of comments this week.
Parents’ health, treatment dosages and sensory perception feature in this month’s crop of null and replicated results.
The transplanted cells integrate into living animals’ neural circuitry and influence behavior.
Common variants in five regions of the genome may determine whether someone has one condition versus the other.