Autism is unusually common among people with congenital blindness, in part because the ability to see drives much of brain development.
Not much is known about the connection between autism and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a condition that affects collagen. But preliminary work provides tantalizing clues.
Genetics may govern a person’s ability to pay attention to social cues.
New assessments of the subtle motor difficulties that characterize autism could improve autistic children’s lives and teach us a lot about the condition.
Motor problems in autistic infants may parallel those in infants with other developmental conditions.
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.
An algorithm that decodes and quantifies mouse body language could reveal the brain circuits underlying certain autism features.
The ability to identify human-like movements is rooted in genetics — and may share those origins with autism traits.
Microbiologists debate the existence of bacteria in the womb, yet another movie relies on stereotypes to portray a person with autism, and the U.S. federal government delays implementation of the Common Rule for clinical research.