Children with mutations in a gene called DYRK1A, a leading autism candidate, have a distinct set of features, including intellectual disability, speech delay, motor problems and a small head.
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Researchers have debuted two mouse models of autism made using the gene-editing tool CRISPR. Both strains lack one copy of CHD8, a gene with strong ties to autism.
Families need more support from researchers in order for their heroic efforts to be optimally effective.
Two candidate genes have risen to the top, and may help scientists understand what autism really is.
A massive sequencing study spanning seven countries links 38 new genes to autism and developmental delay.
Harmful mutations in autism genes crop up in Chinese individuals about as often as they do in people of European ancestry.
Mice missing one copy of a top autism gene show many of the features seen in people with the mutation — but not social deficits.