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.
Part of the brain’s outer layer thins too quickly with age in boys with autism, but not in girls with the condition.
Language problems in children with autism may be partially rooted in an inability to integrate sight and sound when other people talk.
The way children view both social and nonsocial situations may be determined at least in part by their genes.
The advocacy organization Autism Speaks releases its three-year strategic research plan, a new autism journal is slated for 2019, and updated U.S. developmental disability prevalence numbers are published.
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.”
Eye-tracking studies cement monkeys’ promise for studying autism and related conditions.
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