A protein proves crucial to spatial memory in mice, genes in the 16p11.2 chromosomal region interact in fruit flies’ eye development, and having more autism features tracks with decreased responsiveness to direct gaze.
Two new parent questionnaires could help clinicians identify autism in babies and in members of racial or ethnic minority groups.
The latest manual of international disease codes is out, a franchise claims to have an autism cure, and two reports diverge on the validity of the social-motivation hypothesis.
People on the spectrum often have subtle problems using language or making facial expressions. Pinpointing where those difficulties originate may help ease their social communication.
The way children view both social and nonsocial situations may be determined at least in part by their genes.
Adults on the spectrum explain the problem with eye contact, experts offer tips for students with autism considering college, and men with autism respond differently to the “smell of fear.”
Employers discover the perks of having staffers on the spectrum, robots deliver autism therapy, and Jennifer Doudna of CRISPR fame recounts her nightmares.