SETD5, a leading candidate for autism risk, may control thousands of genes by modifying a protein involved in packaging DNA.
New findings call into question a fundamental assumption about how genes are regulated.
An online resource reveals all major cell types in the developing human brain during the period in which autism is thought to arise.
An experimental leukemia drug and a chemical in black pepper ease breathing and movement problems in a mouse model of Rett syndrome.
A new technique enables scientists to isolate, and chart gene expression in, tens of thousands of cells at once.
Mutations in the autism gene NLGN3 may alter the gut nervous system of mice.
A cache of about 100 brain organoids grown from human cells is expected to launch into orbit this month.
New versions of the DNA editor CRISPR enable scientists to turn off specific genes in rats, detect mutations in human tissue and delete segments of the genome.
Spontaneous mutations that occur between genes may be as important in autism as those within genes.