Probing the function of a protein in a calcium signaling pathway may lead to a diagnostic test for autism and a path toward treatments.
Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.
A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.
‘Mini-brains’ created in a dish may reveal autism’s roots and point to treatments, but they do not yet mirror some critical features of a human brain.
Removing the Rett syndrome gene, MeCP2, from distinct cells and brain regions reveals hidden features of the condition.
Tennis is a social game, requiring players to predict and respond to their opponent’s behavior. That may help some children with autism.
Understanding how mutations in genes linked to autism perturb the different versions of proteins the genes form could reveal new targets for treatments.
In a new type of therapy for autism, parents talk or type into their phone or computer, and their words emerge in the voice of an animated character.
The ban could uproot the lives of many researchers in the United States and slow scientific progress not just in the U.S., but across the world.