Researchers can roughly project what autistic children’s lives will look like years down the road. But how good is their crystal ball — and what are its benefits?
Mutations in any of 10 autism-linked genes in frogs lead to the same overabundance of brain cells that develop into neurons; the sex hormone estrogen lowers this excess.
Mutations in two genes linked to autism and intellectual disability boost the immune response and cause synapse dysfunction.
A new autism mouse model carries the same mutation in a gene called ADNP that is seen in autistic people.
Parents of children with rare autism-linked mutations are banding together for support and to join forces with scientists, accelerating the pace of research.