Like so many other events this year, autism’s biggest annual conference — the International Society for Autism Research meeting — was forced to go virtual because of the coronavirus pandemic.
A new study highlights the challenge of distinguishing genetic variants linked to autism from those associated with cognitive development.
Individuals with mutations in an autism gene called TRIO may have a range of conditions, including intellectual disability and anomalous head size.
Researchers have cataloged more than 100 mutations in DDX3X, a candidate gene for autism.
People with mutations in a gene called TBR1 have unusual features in several brain regions, along with autism traits and developmental delay.
Rare mutations in a gene called BAZ2B are associated with various conditions of brain development, including autism.
A new technique detects rare mutations that occur in only a subset of the body’s cells.
Older men and women are more likely than young ones to have a child with autism, but this connection is not straightforward.
Some men who have an autistic child carry mutations linked to the condition only in their sperm.