A combination of chemical cocktails has created mice that are — yes — virtually invisible. And new imaging technology reveals the mice’s underlying nerves and lymphatic system in unprecedented detail.
The cerebellum, a brain region primarily associated with movement, may mediate the pleasure that comes from socializing.
Toddlers with strong language skills continue to outperform their peers as they grow up, whereas those with poor skills lag tend to lag behind.
A variety of genetic risk factors for autism may disrupt some of the same processes in cells.
Some autism traits look the same across cultures, and they could form the basis of a global screening tool.
The proportion of studies that include people with a severe form of autism has fallen over the past three decades.
At a center in Lima, Peru, people with autism learn to identify their strengths and find jobs that play to those strengths.
Carriers of fragile X premutations in Ricaurte, Colombia, have more medical problems than carriers living elsewhere — and discovering why might yield treatments for the syndrome.
The largest genetic analysis of postmortem brain tissue to date has yielded maps of when and where genes related to autism are turned on and off throughout life.
Some fan-fiction authors are beginning to incorporate autism into their stories, especially in the Harry Potter universe.