More boys than girls have autism; diagnostic biases and genetic factors may explain the skewed sex ratio.
Girls with an autism diagnosis have more severe impairments in social communication than boys with the diagnosis.
Many women with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder report having been sexually abused as a child.
A greater proportion of 3-year-old girls than boys with autism have psychiatric features such as anxiety and moodiness.
A researcher proposes splitting autism into subtypes, mitochondria make neurotransmitters, and highly successful grantees may face a funding cap.
The DSM-5 acknowledges how gender shapes autism more than any previous diagnostic manual has, but it’s time to fold in a few new findings.
Part of the brain’s outer layer thins too quickly with age in boys with autism, but not in girls with the condition.
Brain waves in infancy forecast autism, people with more autism features have trouble detecting lies, and veterinarians battle claims that vaccines cause autism in dogs.
The brains of men with autism may have a mosaic of features from both genders.