More than one-third of the spontaneous mutations linked to autism crop up in genomic segments that do not code for genes.
Jill Escher is on a mission to spur research into how chemicals in the environment may influence risk for autism.
Network analyses of gene expression patterns may point to key molecular pathways that autism alters and suggest new ways of treating the condition.
DNA from autism brains shows elevated levels of a certain type of chemical tag that influences gene expression compared with DNA from controls.
Researchers are studying more than 1,000 postmortem brains with the goal of unearthing shared genetic roots in neuropsychiatric conditions, including autism.
A chemical tag on DNA that has risen to prominence only in the past few years is altered in people with autism, suggest results from an autism mouse model.
A new technique creates a detailed picture of of chromatin — the coiled complex of DNA and proteins — in individual brain cells.
The environment’s influence on gene expression can vary by sex and affect autism’s expression.