The more scientists dig into DNA, the more intricate its contribution to autism seems to be. Here, we unravel the complex genetics of autism.
Families need more support from researchers in order for their heroic efforts to be optimally effective.
Autism researchers’ top priority should be shifting their focus to finding treatments for severe forms of the condition.
How to best use a large volume of data to discover new genetic risk factors for autism is a matter of intense debate, particularly in light of historical challenges.
A new method uses genetic clues to uncover new uses for existing medications.
Teasing out how genes interact can offer clues to autism’s causes and point to treatment targets.
Children with autism inherit a greater burden of common genetic variants associated with autism than would be expected by chance. These variants combine with rare, spontaneous mutations to boost autism risk.
Whether a gene should be considered a ‘novel candidate’ for autism depends not just on whether it’s been linked to the condition before, but on the strength of that link.