Mutations in genes that encode a histone, which gives structure to chromosomes, can lead to developmental delay and congenital anomalies.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
People and mice with only one working copy of the autism gene SYNGAP1 may have trouble processing sights and sounds.
Autistic people are at an increased risk for intentional self-harm and death by suicide, but co-occurring psychiatric conditions may drive those behaviors.
A new treatment curbs deadly seizures in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy.
An experimental drug silences a DNA segment and seems to prevent seizures and death in a condition related to autism.
A new method for electroencephalography source localization can noninvasively identify brain networks involved in generating seizures in people with epilepsy.