SETD5, a leading candidate for autism risk, may control thousands of genes by modifying a protein involved in packaging DNA.
Annie Ciernia describes the greenhouse origins of her scientific career and why a unicorn makes a good lab mascot.
A new technique enables scientists to isolate, and chart gene expression in, tens of thousands of cells at once.
Children with autism who carry mutations in the chromosomal region 16p11.2 or the gene CHD8 — two of the leading risk factors for autism — show distinct patterns of chemical tags on their DNA.
Brain tissues from people with autism of unknown cause and from people with either of two genetic forms of the condition all show similar patterns of methyl groups on DNA.
Despite the hype around a new study, it may be too soon to conclude that taking prenatal vitamins during pregnancy lowers the child’s chances of autism.
An experimental compound that blocks two enzymes involved in gene expression improves social behavior in young mice.
Una remota ciudad colombiana es el hogar del grupo más grande de personas con síndrome de X frágil. Los científicos están aprendiendo de ellos y tratando de ayudar.
Experiences may shape the human brain by altering neurons that boost brain activity.