Neuroscientists should not forget that brains have owners, a new genetic database makes its debut, and the intense interests of people with autism offer opportunities.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Most adults with genetic variants tied to certain conditions, such as heart disease or cancer, go undiagnosed.
A new web-based tool charts the myriad contacts among human proteins.
Mutations in certain newly evolved stretches of the genome may play a role in autism, although some experts are skeptical of this theory.
A landmark collection of gene sequences from more than 60,000 people can help researchers spot mutations linked to autism.
Network analyses of gene expression patterns may point to key molecular pathways that autism alters and suggest new ways of treating the condition.
Researchers are beginning to understand how mutations in a cancer-linked pathway called WNT contribute to autism.