An expanding collection of websites compiles up-to-date information on the characteristics of people with mutations in genes linked to autism and other conditions.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Siblings of autistic children, like those with the condition, tend to have faces that are more masculine than average.
People who have mutations in a gene called PHF21A tend to have a constellation of traits and conditions, including autism.
Female mice can withstand a maternal antibody that triggers brain abnormalities and autism-like behaviors in males. But additional immune challenges spell trouble.
A cannabis gel may ease features of fragile X syndrome, omega fatty acids show promise for autism in two trials, and oxytocin reinforces social behaviors through the brain’s reward pathway.
Masculinized features help define children with autism, online autism-parent forums spread pseudoscience, and the United States has more older fathers than ever.
Music therapy proves ineffective for autism, brain structures differ with 16p11.2 duplications and deletions, and mice missing NLGN3 may influence the sociability of their littermates.
Mutations in a gene called TRIP12 — which is involved in tagging proteins for destruction — can lead to intellectual disability, language delay and autism.