A new analysis links individual mutations in a gene called PTEN to a person’s odds of having autism, cancer or other conditions.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Tag: developmental delay
Doctors often conflate autism and intellectual disability, and no wonder: The biological distinction between them is murky. Scientific progress depends on knowing where the conditions intersect — and part ways.
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.
Some families do not have the financial ability or time to participate in clinical trials for autism. New technologies may enable them to participate from their homes.
Rare mutations in a gene called BAZ2B are associated with various conditions of brain development, including autism.
Deletions and duplications of long stretches of DNA may increase the likelihood of autism in people who have a mutation in a gene called PTEN.
A new resource that details the ages at which children attain milestones such as speaking and walking could help clinicians spot autism sooner.