Mutations in the gene CSDE1 lead to a constellation of developmental delays and conditions, including autism, according to a new study.
Studying Smith-Magenis and Potocki-Lupski syndromes — two single-gene conditions in which people have trouble reading social cues — may boost our understanding of autism.
Neurons derived from autistic people with enlarged brains show extensive damage to long genes.
An analysis of whole-genome sequences from nearly 500 families has implicated 16 new genes in autism.
A new analysis challenges the idea that mutations in the sperm of older fathers lead to higher rates of autism among their children.
About 81 percent of autism risk comes from inherited genetic factors, according to an analysis of more than 2 million children from five countries.
Spontaneous mutations that occur between genes may be as important in autism as those within genes.
A website called GeneMatcher has helped researchers identify a new gene for intellectual disability, developmental delay and autism.