A remote Colombian town is home to the world’s largest cluster of people with fragile X syndrome. Scientists are learning from them — and trying to help.
Watch the complete replay of Janine LaSalle discussing gene-environment interactions and autism.
Watch the complete replay of Judy Van de Water discussing the maternal immune system and autism.
High blood pressure, preterm birth and other pregnancy complications may increase the risk of autism.
Children born to women who received a routine vaccine while pregnant are not at an increased risk of autism.
Children born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant may be at an increased risk of autism.
Mice with a mutation in a top autism gene may have altered levels of certain gut bacteria; feeding the mice one of these bacterial species eases some of their troubles.
Exposing fertilized chicken eggs to valproic acid, an epilepsy drug, yields chicks with apparent social deficits.