No diet is likely to treat autistic people on a large scale, but diets based on a genetic profile may bring big benefits to a few.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Expert opinions on trends and controversies in autism research.
Understanding how gaze differs in autistic people may help improve their lives.
Catherine Lord’s career has been defined by relationships: with mentors, protegees and, above all, with autistic people and their families.
Studies of the brain’s sensory system may provide unique insight into the brain mechanisms that underlie autism and could point to possible treatments.
Misinformation about autistic women and sex is common in the scientific community. A study published this year is a case in point.
Studying Smith-Magenis and Potocki-Lupski syndromes — two single-gene conditions in which people have trouble reading social cues — may boost our understanding of autism.
Not much is known about the connection between autism and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition that affects collagen. But preliminary work provides tantalizing clues.
Advances in research and help from families have brought scientists to the brink of an effective therapy for Angelman syndrome.
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