Mutations in one of the strongest autism candidate genes may block the proliferation of neurons during development.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Researchers are beginning to understand how mutations in a cancer-linked pathway called WNT contribute to autism.
A drug that blocks a cancer pathway prevents behavior problems in mice that lack a copy of the autism-linked chromosomal region 16p11.2.
Adults with autism are at an increased risk for diabetes, depression and a number of other health problems, suggests a large survey of electronic health records.
Clinicians saw autism signs in children with mutations in a cancer pathway long before sequencing studies made the connection, says Katherine Rauen.
A new method for labeling cell lines and checking their quality could improve the validity of study results.
Scientists peel back the layers of genetic complexity in autism, starting with the master regulator CHD8.
Adults with autism may suffer from various health problems, ranging from psychiatric conditions to motor symptoms that resemble Parkinson’s disease, according to two studies presented Thursday at the 2014 International Meeting for Autism Research in Atlanta.