The strength and synchrony of brain waves appear to evolve differently in children with autism than in their neurotypical peers.
The brains of people with autism show a distinct molecular signature that reflects alterations in how genes are pieced together and expressed.
The brains of many people with autism may exhibit a characteristic arrangement of chemical groups on the proteins that DNA coils around.
Mice carrying any one of five autism-linked mutations struggle to associate a flash of light with an irritating puff of air. The findings suggest that the mice have trouble integrating information from multiple senses — a skill governed by the cerebellum.
DNA sequences called enhancers — which boost the expression of genes from within or outside them — are enriched for genetic variants linked to autism, suggests a new study. The finding may help researchers understand how variants outside genes contribute to autism.
Among babies who go on to receive a diagnosis of autism at age 2, alterations in brain structures forecast the severity of repetitive behaviors. The preliminary results were presented Saturday at the 2015 International Meeting for Autism Research in Salt Lake City, Utah.