Autism is predominantly genetic in origin, but a growing list of prenatal exposures for mother and baby may sway the odds.
Women who take acetaminophen — commonly marketed as Tylenol in the United States — early in pregnancy may increase their daughters’ risk of language delay.
A gene called TRIO may be a hotbed for autism mutations, an international collaboration focuses on the whole brain and one behavior, and Autism Speaks cuts grant spending.
About 17 percent of children with autism are calmer and more communicative than usual when they have a fever.
Some variants in mitochondrial DNA are more common than others in autism, cognitive therapy reduces anxiety for people on the spectrum, and maternal fever in the third trimester is tied to autism risk.
A Tampa clinic goes rogue with fecal transplants, autism’s genetic ancestry traces to our deep past, and the U.S. Supreme Court revives the travel ban.
Having fevers while pregnant boosts the risk of having a child with autism, according to a study of more than 95,000 women.
The evidence linking autism and maternal infections grows, special neuron recipes are in development, a CRISPR pioneer envisions unicorns, and 23andMe delivers empathy data.
Women who come down with influenza while pregnant are no more likely than those without the infection to have a child with autism.
Some parents are starting ‘N-of-1’ studies for autism, but their efforts don’t always get taken seriously.