More boys than girls have autism; diagnostic biases and genetic factors may explain the skewed sex ratio.
Benefits of diets for autism features remain unproven, variants of the same DNA region make brains big or small, and STAT announces a new CRISPR tracker.
Encounters between law enforcement and people with autism often go wrong, but some police departments are beginning to train their officers.
Cooperative problem-solving may have kept human brains small, researchers puzzle over new European online privacy rules, and Canadian officials counter unfounded claims of a cure for autism.
A lack of training for first responders, combined with the communication difficulties of people with autism, can create dangerous misunderstandings.
The DSM-5 acknowledges how gender shapes autism more than any previous diagnostic manual has, but it’s time to fold in a few new findings.
Since the DSM-5’s debut, schoolchildren have gained stronger legal rights and better opportunities for accessing services; for adults, it’s a different story.
The annual meeting of International Society for Autism Research has aligned its offerings with the priorities of people with autism and their families.
A journal covering autism in adulthood makes its debut, researchers call for an ethical framework for human organoid studies, and the association between acetaminophen and autism risk comes under scrutiny.
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