A new technique illustrates how mutations associated with autism affect gene expression at different stages of development in the fly brain.
New software transforms mouse brain scans into a virtual brain that scientists can manipulate.
Small differences in brain imaging methods can have large effects on results.
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A minority of boys with autism have brains that are unusually large relative to their bodies — a trait tied to regression and intellectual disability.
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‘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.
Despite the completion of hundreds of imaging studies in people with autism, researchers have yet to find features that distinguish people with the condition.
Instead of simply listing sex differences in the brain, researchers should consider how sex interacts with other factors to affect the brain, Joel says.