Tag: endophenotype

May 2019
Man and woman portraits on a "family tree"
Features / Deep Dive

What the ‘broad spectrum’ can teach us about autism

by  /  15 May 2019

The relatives of autistic people often have mild traits of the condition. Studying these family members could broaden our understanding of autism.

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November 2018
News

Siblings of children with autism may have trouble with motor tasks

by  /  4 November 2018

Siblings of children with autism have motor difficulties similar to those in autistic children, but milder.

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February 2018
Genes may partly account for difficulties in processing biological motion.
News

Movement perception, autism traits may share genetic roots

by  /  19 February 2018

The ability to identify human-like movements is rooted in genetics — and may share those origins with autism traits.

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May 2016
News

Social gaze patterns strikingly consistent between identical twins

by  /  14 May 2016

Identical twins, who have virtually the same genetic material, show highly similar patterns of eye movements when looking at faces, suggesting that social gaze is hardwired.

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March 2015
News

Treatment eases fragile X symptoms in flies, mice

by  /  9 March 2015

Blocking an enzyme involved in learning and memory corrects brain abnormalities and improves memory in fly and mouse models of fragile X syndrome.

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November 2014
Opinion / Q&A

Questions for Karen Parker: Probing monkey social behavior

by  /  4 November 2014

Like people, monkeys vary widely in their social abilities. Behavioral neuroscientist Karen Parker explains how studying social behavior in monkeys can advance how we understand and treat autism.

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October 2014
News

Studies question link between head circumference, autism

by  /  16 October 2014

Having an enlarged head in early childhood is not a reliable marker of autism, according to two new studies that tracked changes in head and body size in children over time.

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May 2014
News

Cognition and behavior: Attention deficit skews responses

by  /  23 May 2014

People with autism react to stimuli at an uneven pace, sometimes responding rapidly and sometimes after a lag, but only when the group does not exclude the subset of individuals who also have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a meta-analysis published 13 March in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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February 2014
Opinion

Spatial, verbal skills in autism even out with age

by  /  14 February 2014

A rigorous new study confirms that boys with autism tend to score higher on tests of spatial and analytical abilities than on those for verbal skills. But the gap decreases by the time they reach 10 years of age.

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October 2013
Opinion / Viewpoint

Robust models

by  /  11 October 2013

Rodent models that recapitulate the core features of autism often have additional traits, leading us to ask whether these traits are integral to autism, says Elisa Hill-Yardin.

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