Part of the brain’s outer layer thins too quickly with age in boys with autism, but not in girls with the condition.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
A journal covering autism in adulthood makes its debut, researchers call for an ethical framework for human organoid studies, and the association between acetaminophen and autism risk comes under scrutiny.
Some genes associated with autism may influence the thickness of the cerebral cortex, the brain’s outer layer.
A pruning protein reshapes neurons, culture should be a consideration in trials of autism treatments, and another U.S. state adds autism to the list of indications for medical cannabis.
Sophisticated animal models — including a new rat model — are revealing how maternal antibodies contribute to autism risk.
A test designed to capture the dynamic back-and-forth of conversation suggests the existence of a new language area in the brain.
A different set of genes regulates brain activity in people with autism than the set involved in controls.
Two new gadgets join the gene-editing toolbox, many children with autism get smarter with age, and a survey points to a research reset for Autism Speaks.
Two studies back the link between autism and maternal inflammation, other work weakens worry about antidepressant use in pregnancy, and a harassment scandal rocks a university’s cognitive science department.